Astrobiologist (Weird Careers in Science) by Mary Firestone

By Mary Firestone

This sequence investigates strange careers in science-related fields and reveals out approximately in general thought of ways that technology could be positioned to exploit. With complete color phtographs and illustrations. a long time 12-16 years.

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Geothermal heat: Warmth arising from the inside of the Earth. Habitable: To be suitable for life. ” Infrared telescope: A telescope designed to detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Interdisciplinary: Using contributions from several different fields. Magnetosphere: The magnetic field around a planet, located above the planet’s uppermost layer of atmosphere. Mass spectrometers: Instruments that identify the chemical makeup of a substance. Microbes: See Microorganisms.

Astrobiologists: People who study life in space, on planets, stars, moons, and comets. Bacteria: Single-celled organisms seen only with a microscope. Biogeochemical: Short for “biological, geological, and chemical;” refers to the recycling chemistry between plants, animals, and the sediments of the Earth. Biosphere: The portion of the Earth and its atmosphere that can support life. Black smokers: See Hydrothermal vents. Chemosynthesis: The process in which some bacteria use chemicals (like hydrogen sulfide) to obtain the energy they need for life.

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