ERIC Number: ED184819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Extraterrestrial Life: Processes, Implications, and Applications.
Molyson, Joseph T.
Provided are background materials relating the study of extraterrestrial life to common biological principles. A history of the creation of the sun and earth is included, as well as a summary of one current theory regarding the origin of life on earth. Relationships are identified regarding possible origins of life on other planets. Factors emphasized as major parameters of favorability for life are stellar mass, planetary mass, presence of liquid solvent, and acceptable amounts of radiation reaching the surface. Universal biological schemes and concepts are reviewed which may be applied in predicting what extraterrestrial life would be like under differing conditions. (CS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Extraterrestrial Life; Origin of Life
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers (New Orleans, LA, October 27, 1979).