Summary, Final Comments and Conclusions

  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Julian Chela-Flores
  • Aharon Oren
  • Francois Raulin
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 12)

This volume describes and discusses the oldest, extinct microorganisms from the depth of Earth and possible microbes from the upper spheres above Earth. Even though spacecraft or space Lander vehicles have yet to detect life traces outside of Earth, it is well possible that a record of past life or even currently living forms will be found on the surface or in subsurface areas of some extraterrestrial places.

Keywords

Methane Fermentation Silicate Titan Respiration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  • Julian Chela-Flores
    • 2
    • 3
  • Aharon Oren
    • 4
  • Francois Raulin
    • 5
  1. 1.EfratIsrael
  2. 2.The Abdus Salam ICTPTriesteItalia
  3. 3.Instituto De Estudios Avanzados, IdeaCaracasRepública Bolivariana de Venezuela
  4. 4.Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Institute of Life Sciences, and the Moshe Shilo Minerva Center for Marine BiogeochemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  5. 5.Lisa Umr Cnrs 7583 Universités Paris 12 & Paris 7Creteil CedexFrance

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