OTHER EARTHS ALIEN LIFE

OTHER EARTHS   ALIEN LIFE

WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNN, FOX NEWS, NPR and countless others have featured cover stories on NASA'S KEPLER SPACECRAFT and its epic mission to discover Other Earths and Alien Life. Kepler's science team has now identified over two ...

Author: Kenneth Paul Dykstra

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578123592

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Page: 184

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Master how the Bible and your Christian faith play into this Christopher Columbus of events. WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNN, FOX NEWS, NPR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and countless others have featured cover stories on NASA's KEPLER SPACECRAFT and its epic mission to discover other Earths. Kepler's science team has now identified over three thousand five hundred alien planets, but their mission is much more ambitious. Of these new found worlds, five have been confirmed as orbiting within their star's habitable zone. NASA is on the brink of their holy grail: an Earth-size world basking in the warm tropical glow of a Sun-like star capable of water oceans and breathable air. This book empowers Christians with not only an exciting understanding of the mission, but how to counteract the god-less interpretations heard on media-outlets around the world when NASA announces the discovery of other Earths. Prepare yourself with a Christian Spaceview.
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Lonely Planets

Lonely Planets

Science tells the story of cosmic evolution and the evolution of life on Earth.

Author: David Grinspoon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748615

Category: Science

Page: 480

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It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets, Grinspoon investigates the big questions: How widespread are life and intelligence in the cosmos? Is life on Earth an accident or in some sense the "purpose" of this universe? And how can we, working from the Earth-centric definition of "life," even begin to think about the varieties of life-forms on other planets? In accessible, lively prose, and using the topic of extraterrestrial life as a mirror with which to view human beliefs, evolution, history, and aspirations, Grinspoon takes readers on a three-part journey. History is an overview of our expanding awareness of other planets, from the observations of seventeenth-century natural philosophers to modern-day space exploration. It traces the history of our ideas on alien life to the earliest days of astronomy, and shows how these beliefs have changed with humanity's evolving self-image. Science tells the story of cosmic evolution and the evolution of life on Earth. Here, Grinspoon disputes the recent "Rare Earth hypothesis," which argues that Earth is unique for sprouting advanced life-forms, maintaining instead that life is likely to be well adapted to a wide variety of planets. He questions conventional assumptions of what is required for a planet to come to life, scrutinizing current ideas and evidence for life on Mars, Venus, and the moons of Jupiter, and challenging readers to think about other life-forms that may exist on other worlds. Belief discusses the limits of our abilities to conceptualize or communicate with intelligent aliens living on planets circling distant stars. Grinspoon speculates on what intelligent life might become, eventually, on Earth and elsewhere, and the implications, both scientific and philosophical, of these far-future evolutionary possibilities. Written with authority and edge, and rich in personal,often amusing anecdotes, Lonely Planets explores the shifting boundary between planetary science and naturalphilosophy and reveals how the search for extraterrestrial life unites our spiritual and scientific quests for connection with the cosmos.
Categories: Science

The Zoologist s Guide to the Galaxy

The Zoologist s Guide to the Galaxy

Will aliens scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the latest science to tell the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space.

Author: Arik Kershenbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984881960

Category: Science

Page: 368

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From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space. Scientists are confident that life exists elsewhere in the universe. Yet rather than taking a realistic approach to what aliens might be like, we imagine that life on other planets is the stuff of science fiction. The time has come to abandon our fantasies of space invaders and movie monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing. But short of aliens landing in New York City, how do we know what they are like? Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin's theory of evolution--which applies throughout the universe--Cambridge zoologist Dr. Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like: how these creatures will move, socialize, and communicate. For example, by observing fish whose electrical pulses indicate social status, we can see that other planets might allow for communication by electricity. As there was evolutionary pressure to wriggle along a sea floor, Earthling animals tend to have left/right symmetry; on planets where creatures evolved in midair or in soupy tar, they might be lacking any symmetry at all. Might there be an alien planet with supersonic animals? A moon where creatures have a language composed of smells? Will aliens scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the latest science to tell the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space.
Categories: Science

The Hunt for Alien Life

The Hunt for Alien Life

Astronomer Peter Linde takes the reader through the story of the search for extraterrestrial life in a captivating and thought-provoking way, specifically addressing the new research that is currently devoted towards discovering other ...

Author: Peter Linde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319241180

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Astronomer Peter Linde takes the reader through the story of the search for extraterrestrial life in a captivating and thought-provoking way, specifically addressing the new research that is currently devoted towards discovering other planets with life. He discusses the methods used to detect possible signals from other civilizations and the ways that the space sciences are changing as a result of this new field. “Are we alone?” is a mystery that has forever fascinated mankind, gaining momentum by scientists since the 1995 discovery of the existence of exoplanets began to inspire new ways of thinking in astronomy. Here, Linde tries to answer many philosophical questions that derive from this area of research: Is humanity facing a change of paradigm, that we are not unique as intelligent beings? Is it possible to communicate with others out there, and even if we can—should we?
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Is There Life Out There

Is There Life Out There

In the search for other habitable planets, perhaps the most fascinating question that has persistently captivated humans has been: is there life out there?

Author: Carol Hand

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508170532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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In the search for other habitable planets, perhaps the most fascinating question that has persistently captivated humans has been: is there life out there? Eschewing science fiction fantasies, this title looks at the hard research behind the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Theories, studies, and advances of exobiologists-scientists who study life in outer space-are presented, alongside more philosophical questions on the implications of life beyond Earth. Discussions of the definition of life, personhood, and the qualities of extremophiles (animals that survive under extreme conditions) bring this discussion to intriguing and unexpected places.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Alien Universe

Alien Universe

I like that because it maintains order in a subject that deals mainly with a mix of confusing ideologies, fact and scientifically based interpretations."—David Reneke's World of Space and Astronomy "By combining the latest research with ...

Author: Don Lincoln

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421410739

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Whether you are drawn to the psychological belief in Aliens, the history of our interest in life on other planets, or the scientific possibility of Alien existence, Alien Universe is sure to hold you spellbound.
Categories: Science

Life on Other Worlds

Life on Other Worlds

Are we alone in the universe? From canals on Mars to the search for ET, the debate goes on. Lucid and accessible, this otherworldly guide chronicles the history of the 20th century obsession with extraterrestrials.

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521799120

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Are we alone in the universe? From canals on Mars to the search for ET, the debate goes on. Lucid and accessible, this otherworldly guide chronicles the history of the 20th century obsession with extraterrestrials.
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Searching for Life on Other Planets

Searching for Life on Other Planets

This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan.

Author: Tom Jackson

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ISBN: 9781474777605

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Page: 48

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The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.
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Alien Life

Alien Life

Discusses recent discoveries in the search for life on other planets, explores the chances of finding extraterrestrials, and examines unexplained earthly phenomena

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020140468

Category: Science

Page: 254

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Discusses recent discoveries in the search for life on other planets, explores the chances of finding extraterrestrials, and examines unexplained earthly phenomena
Categories: Science

Extraterrestrial

Extraterrestrial

Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star

Author: Avi Loeb

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780358278146

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star
Categories: Science