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This Is Astrobiology

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Understand the universe's potential for life beyond planet Earth
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The Blinkist Curators
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Astrobiology isn't quite about aliens or UFOs—it's actually about the possibility of life beyond our earthly existence and how we can search and detect it. This interdisciplinary field consists of molecular biology, biophysics, astronomy, chemistry, and geology—to name a few—and is concerned with finding habitable places for plants and even living beings beyond our planet Earth. In this collection of Blinks, you'll find out about the first interstellar object ever detected, what antimatter can teach us about the universe, and why an unassuming organism such as lichen can test the very limits of terrestrial life.

This Is Astrobiology

Understand the universe's potential for life beyond planet Earth
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