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Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology

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Are we alone in the universe? Are the planets our playground to treat as we will, or do we have a responsibility to other creatures who may inhabit or use them? Do we have a right to dump trash in space or leave vehicles on Mars or the moon? How should we interact with other life forms?

Encountering Life in the Universe examines the intersection of scientific research and s
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 17th 2013 by University of Arizona Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor in the Astronomy Department and Associate Dean in the College of Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has written popular articles on astronomy and is the author of a number of popular science books. The Living Cosmos is a tour of the search for life in the universe, and the pair of books How It Ends and How It Began cover the origi ...more
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