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Astrobiology—Life beyond Earth

Lecture no. 9 from the course: Life in Our Universe

Astrobiology—Life beyond Earth

Taught by Professor Laird Close | 26 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Why is liquid water so important? Why do icebergs float? After quickly reviewing what you have learned about the requirements for terrestrial life, take a closer look at the "liquid water carbon chemistry juggernaut," which allows organic life to thrive on Earth. Consider whether other liquids could operate as solvents for life.

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