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Breve historia de la astrobiología en Argentina

By SpaceRef Editor
October 28, 2020
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Ximena C. Abrevaya

Astrobiology or exobiology is a relatively new area of science that investigates the possibilities of finding life in other places in the universe. This not only includes the exploration of planets near or distant to Earth, but also the exploration of our own planet in the study of the origin and evolution of life. Given the complexity of the questions this field tries to answer, astrobiology nourishes from various areas of science, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, among others, the reason why is considered an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary area. Some of these questions have also arisen from these areas and have converged in what is now astrobiology. Even many of these questions have also been asked in ancient times, although without the scientific and technical framework that we have today. This is the case of civilizations such as those of ancient Greece, among others, which have raised questions directly related to the possibilities of finding life on other worlds. Therefore, many of the questions today are part of astrobiology predate the development of astrobiology itself. This has been the path that has led to the development of astrobiology as a young science worldwide. Many Latin American countries, such as Argentina, have not been the exception to this.

Comments: Preprint version (updated) in Spanish, without figures. To be published in Proceedings of the 2nd Latin American Congress of Astrobiology (Memorias del II Congreso Latinoamericano de Astrobiología)

Subjects: History and Philosophy of Physics (physics.hist-ph); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)

Cite as: arXiv:2010.13883 [physics.hist-ph] (or arXiv:2010.13883v1 [physics.hist-ph] for this version)

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From: Ximena Celeste Abrevaya [view email]

[v1] Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:19:31 UTC (513 KB)

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