History of Astrobiology
A Coggle Diagram about what has been learned from this section
, Giordano Bruno
("In space there are countless constellations, suns and planets, we see only the sun's because they give light.The planets remain invisible, they are small and dark. There are also numberless Earths circling around there suns."
, alive in the 16th century renaisance
and Burnt at the stake in 1600 for also other things he did and incurred the wrath of his religious superiors.
), Solar system probes
(Student of Democritus who proposed the atomic theory of matter
and "it would be strange if a single ear of corn grew in a large plane or there were only one habital world in the infinite"
), William Herschel
("By reflecting a little on the subject, i am always convinced that that there is numberless small circuses i see on the moon are the works of the lunarians, and maybe called there towns."
and Herschel was observing asteroid craters on the moon, craters that seem almost perfectly circular, so circular that they couldnt have been formed by natural processes, they must be the work of an intelligence and he believed that the moon was inhabited by the lunarians who were contructing these fortifications on the moon.
), Christian Huygens
(Observed spots on Venus, Mars and Jupiter, Features of which we now know are storms and deserts concluded there were clouds of water.
and "The taste of music with the inhabitants of Venus and Jupiter is at a high level, similar to that of Frenchmen or Italians."
(Discovered the galilaen moons of jupiter but speculated alot because of not have great detail from using telescopes.
), invention of the telescope
, Percival Lowell
(Observed Mars and concluded lines on the surface of Mars an optical effect on the brain convinced him there were intricate canal systems.
, exoplanet searching
, Environmental Studies #
, Astrobiology new science? the technology emerging is but the ideas and philosophy stretch back centuries.
, Astrobiology experiments #
, Imagination vs facts
, Stanley Miller and Harold Urey 1952 experiment to generate the building blocks of life / simulated earth atmosphere.
, microfosils proof of live / are they chemical or biological processes?
the argument continues still today.
and Intelligent signals sent SETI