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Author Hanslmeier, Arnold.

Title Water in the universe / Arnold Hanslmeier
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 239 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; [vol. 368]
Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 368
Contents Preface; Contents; List of Tables; Water on Earth, Properties of Water; Life and Water; Water on Planets and Dwarf Planets; Satellites of Planets in the Solar System; Water on Small Solar System Bodies; Water on Extrasolar Planets?; Water in Interstellar Space and Stars; Water-Where Does It Come from?; Appendix; References; Index
Summary Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably several 100 million years ago, surprisingly this substance is quite omnipresent. In the outer solar system the large satellites of Jupiter and Saturn are covered by a thick layer of ice that could be hiding a liquid ocean below. This of course
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index
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Subject Cosmochemistry.
Water.
Planets -- Water.
Exobiology.
Interstellar molecules.
Solar system.
Outer space.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048199846 (electronic bk.)
9048199840 (electronic bk.)