Dominik, Martin and Zarnecki, John C.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2010.0236|
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Astronomers are now able to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun where life may exist, and living generations could see the signatures of extra-terrestrial life being detected. Should it turn out that we are not alone in the Universe, it will fundamentally affect how humanity understands itself—and we need to be prepared for the consequences. A Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society in London, 6–9 Carlton House Terrace, on 25–26 January 2010, addressed not only the scientific but also the societal agenda, with presentations covering a large diversity of topics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Royal Society|
|Keywords:||origin and evolution of life; extra-terrestrial life; extra-solar planets; astrobiology; search for extra-terrestrial intelligence; science and society|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Patricia Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||01 Feb 2012 16:06|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 12:08|
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