Special Issue "Astrobiology and Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010).
Interests: planetary geosciences; meteorites; geoeducation; geoethics; mineralogy; geochemistry; sustainability; conceptual changes; astrobiology; future earth
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Topical Collection in Geosciences: Early Career Scientists’ (ECS) Contributions to Geosciences
Astrobiology is a transdisciplinary field regarding the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe; it encompasses exobiology; formation of elements, stars, planets, and organic molecules; initiation of replicating organisms; biogeological links on different terrestial settings (analogs), biological evolution; gravitational biology; and human exploration. Astrobiology was a new word for a new paradigm. Basically, it tries to address three basic questions: How does life begin and evolve? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? And What is the future of life on Earth and beyond? Likewise, achieving sustainable development generally involves a multidisciplinary approach, including scientific, technological, environmental, societal and cultural issues. In the near future, we will face an enormous activity spread across the solar system, involving a vast expansion of human knowledge and potential changes of the humankind’s view of the world and nature. We invite you to contribute to this special issue by submitting comprehensive review or research articles linking Astrobiology and Sustanability at different scales and from different perspectives.
- astrobiology; exobiology; exopaleontology or bioastronomy
- habitable planet, life on the planet
- prebiotic chemistry
- life on Mars
- life in outer space
- planetary habitability
- extremophiles and extreme environments
- terrestrial analogs
- life, water and minerals