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Plasma of Meteorite Impact and Prehistory of Life
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Authors: George Managadze (Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia) 
Book Description:
This book offers a new concept of the possible genesis of primary forms of living matter and the mechanism of mirror symmetry breaking in the plasma processes that accompany a hypervelocity meteorite impact onto the Earth surface or the surface of any other planet.
The concept is based on results obtained in direct impact experiments and in laboratory simulations of hypervelocity impact processes involving the generation of a plasma torch, on bona fide data on the physical processes occurring in nature, and on the available material evidence of impact consequences on Solar system bodies. The concept can explain the possibility of the emergence of extraterrestrial life in the interiors of celestial bodies with extreme surface temperatures and moderate temperatures in the inner layers provided water is present. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-viii

Author’s foreword to the English edition

Author’s foreword to the Russian edition

Chapter 1. Early Scenarios of the Origin of Life and the New Concept pp.7-38

Chapter 2. Initial Conditions Provided by Nature pp.39-58

Chapter 3. Physics and Methodology of Impact Studies pp.59-82

Chapter 4. Experiments on the Synthesis of Organic Compounds in the Plasma Torch pp.83-112

Chapter 5. Optimization of Interaction Parameters and Identification of Synthesis Products pp.113-140

Chapter 6. Symmetry Breaking in the Plasma Torch pp.141-162

Chapter 7. Extraterrestrial Life and Hypothetrical Scenarios of its Origin pp.163-192

Chapter 8. Search for Signs of Extraterrestrial Life and the "Head-on Collision" pp.193-212

Conclusions pp.213-222

Afterword. Plasma Processes in the Deep Impact Mission, Mechanisms of the Development of Circular Polarization and a Homochiralic Medium pp.223-254

Glossary

References

About the author

Index pp. 255-291

   Series:
      Space Science, Exploration and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- January
   Pages: 299, 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-510-1
   Status: AV
  
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