UNIT 05 - Astrobiology
  • EXPECTATIONS: Before we start this unit you should be very comfortable with the following:
  • recognize that astrobiology is a thriving area of study in science
  • recognize that there is no clear-cut scientific definition of "intelligence"
  • recall that the distances between stars make interstellar travel exceedingly difficult and very, very lengthy

LEARNING GOALS -- At the conclusion of this part of the unit, I will be able to:


      1. assess the likelihood for finding life somewhere in our own solar system including (but not limited to):
        • Europa
        • Enceladus
        • Mars
      2. relate the importance of studying extremophiles here on Earth to the search for life in our solar system:
        • Black Smokers (Hydrothermal Vents)
        • Chemosynthesis vs Photosynthesis
        • Life on Earth vs Life on Mars

    3) Life surviving vs life thriving





Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep

and Radar Cannot Find Them

They'll all (face to face)

Meet in parallel Space

Preceding Their Leaders Behind them