Astrobiologist (Weird Careers in Science) by Mary Firestone

By Mary Firestone

This sequence investigates strange careers in science-related fields and reveals out approximately typically thought of ways that technological know-how might be placed to take advantage of. With complete color phtographs and illustrations. a long time 12-16 years.

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Wavelengths: The distance a light wave travels over time. 60 BIBLIOGRAPHY Corbella, Luciano. Is Anybody Out There? New York: DK Publishing, 1998. Jefferis, David. Alien Lifesearch: Quest for Extraterrestrial Organisms. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1999. Nardo, Don. Extraterrestrial Life. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent Books, 2004. Sherman, Joseph. Deep Space Observation Satellites. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2003. Skurzynski, Gloria. Are We Alone? Scientists Search for Life in Space. : National Geographic Society, 2004.

Are We Alone? Scientists Search for Life in Space. : National Geographic Society, 2004. gov 62 INDEX Explorer 1 16, 17 extraterrestrial life 15 extremophiles 9, 19, 23, 24, 25–26, 27, 28, 29 acidophiles 24 ALH84001 (meteorite) 29–31 Aliens of the Deep 7–9 alkophiles 24 Ames Research Center 41, 43 archaea 23–25 archaebacteria. See archaea. Asteroid Belt 30 asteroids 21, 30, 46 astrobiologists goals 12, 13, 22, 23–25 history of field 14–17, 18–21 jobs 41–42, 43, 44–45, 46, 47 and ocean life 9, 10, 11, 28, 29 tools 32, 33, 34, 35–37, 38, 39, 40 training 48–50, 51–52 traits 50 Astrobiology Institute (NASA).

They build on discoveries made by other scientists and apply these theories and principles to their own scientific study. 47 Chapter 6 Becoming an Astrobiologist TRAINING FOR ASTROBIOLOGISTS If you’re interested in a career in astrobiology, you should take as many math and science classes as you can. This will give you a strong background for courses in biology, physics, and advanced mathematics in college. These are the foundations of astrobiology training. Scientists use the principles of math, physics, and chemistry to understand life in the universe.

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