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Part IV - Discovering Life

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 September 2020

Wallace Arthur
Affiliation:
National University of Ireland, Galway
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Carbon-based life is the most probable, and hence the most common, form of life in the Milky Way, and indeed in the universe. However, it may not be the only form of life. We should keep an open mind on this; the King Carbon hypothesis should not give way to carbon chauvinism.

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The Biological Universe
Life in the Milky Way and Beyond
, pp. 203 - 282
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Discovering Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.017
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  • Discovering Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.017
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  • Discovering Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.017
Available formats
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