The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, and geoscience. In December 2016, the Space Studies Board hosted a workshop to explore the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, techniques for detecting life, and the instrumentation used. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Table of Contents
|1 Setting the Stage||1-14|
|2 Habitable Environments in the Solar System||15-26|
|4 Life Detection Techniques||49-62|
|6 Future Directions: Report of Breakout Groups||73-80|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||89-89|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda||90-93|
|Appendix C: Workshop Participants||94-98|
|Appendix D: Poster Abstracts||99-118|
|Appendix E: Biographies of Committee Members||119-122|
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