The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive (Astronomers' Universe) by David S. Stevenson
English | 7 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319529102 | 472 Pages | PDF | 5.72 MB
This book looks at the persistence of life and how difficult it would be to annihilate life, especially a species as successful as humanity. The idea that life in general is fragile is challenged by the hardiness of microbes, which shows that astrobiology on exoplanets and other satellites must be robust and plentiful. Microbes have adapted to virtually every niche on the planet, from the deep, hot biosphere, to the frigid heights of the upper troposphere.