Water in the universe / Arnold Hanslmeier.
- Dordrecht ; New York : Springer c2011
- 9789048199846 (electronic bk.)
- 9048199840 (electronic bk.)
- Series numbering from publisher's website.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-230) and index.
- Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader (latest version recommended); Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended). Title from title screen.
- 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.
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- 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.
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