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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Principles of exobiology - MG431P14E
Title: Principles of exobiology
Czech title: Principy exobiologie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources (31-430)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Jan Jehlička, Dr.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Adam Culka, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Jan Jehlička, Dr.
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Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Zachariáš, Ph.D. (11.05.2017)
Basic lecture on exobiology. The course is designated for students in geosciences.
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Zachariáš, Ph.D. (11.05.2017)

G. Horneck, C. Baumstark-Khan (Eds.): Astrobiology - The Quest for Conditions of Life, Springer. Berlin-Heidelberg, 2002.

G. Horneck, P. Rettberg (eds.) Complete Course in Astrobiology. Wiley. Weinheim, 2007.

L. Rotschild, A. Lister (eds) Evolution on Planet Earth. Academic Press, 2003

I. Gilmour, M. Sephton An Introduction to Astrobiology. Cambridge University Press 2004.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: prof. RNDr. Jan Jehlička, Dr. (08.10.2020)

Knowledge from the textbooks, written exam at the end of the semester

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Last update: doc. RNDr. Jiří Zachariáš, Ph.D. (11.05.2017)

Exobiology as Natural Science for 21st century. Observations of surfaces of planets and moons. Geological and geomorphological aspects. Role of water in exobiology. Basic prerequisites for life. Organic geochemistry and biomarkers. Investigations of planets and moons of the Solar system. Exobiology of the Solar system. Mars and its geological history. Titan. Europa. Meteorites and comets. Origin of life on Earth. Global biogeochemical cycle of carbon. Extremophiles and environments of their evolution. Analytical chemistry for exobiology. Raman spectrometry in planetary research. Exobiological missions and possibilities of participation in research projects. Mission Phoenix (NASA). Mission ExoMars (ESA/NASA). Icy worlds, the best habitats for extremophilic life? Space exploration missions to outer planets and beyond. Search for life in the Universe, from to Fermi paradox. Exotic models for life, beyond the organic carbon paradigm.

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