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Living with Tiny AliensThe Image of God for the Anthropocene$
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Adam Pryor

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823288311

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.001.0001

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Exoplanets and Icy Moons and Mars, Oh My!

Exoplanets and Icy Moons and Mars, Oh My!

(p.15) Chapter 1 Exoplanets and Icy Moons and Mars, Oh My!
Living with Tiny Aliens

Adam Pryor

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines astrobiological phenomena in order to press beyond popular preconceptions about the field of astrobiology: that it is solely or primarily concerned with studying aliens that we do not yet know exist. Specifically considering Kepler 452-b, Proxima-b, Enceladus, and Mars, the chapter considers implications that emerge from closely studying the scope and scale of astrobiological research. These issues of scope and scale are figured in relation to the astrobiological concern for microbial life, the importance of living-systems, and models of habitability.

Keywords:   Enceladus, exoplanets, icy planetoids, Kepler 452-b, Mars, Proxima-b

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