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Part III - Planetary Systems and Life

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 September 2020

Wallace Arthur
Affiliation:
National University of Ireland, Galway
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This is a generalized version of the Terraspermia hypothesis for all inhabited planets. Wherever life has evolved, its origin was on the same planet as its evolution. If successful space travel and planetary invasion by dormant spores occurs anywhere, it is only within very small-scale planetary systems, and even this seems rather unlikely.

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The Biological Universe
Life in the Milky Way and Beyond
, pp. 135 - 202
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Planetary Systems and Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.012
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  • Planetary Systems and Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.012
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  • Planetary Systems and Life
  • Wallace Arthur, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Book: The Biological Universe
  • Online publication: 24 September 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108873154.012
Available formats
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