New Frontiers in Astrobiology
Elsevier, 2022, 342 pp., Paperback. $165.00. www.elsevier.com
New Frontiers in Astrobiology presents a simple and concise overview of the emerging field of astrobiology. Astrobiology studies the evolution, origin, and future of life on Earth and beyond. This book provides a brief overview of the current research and future status of this fascinating field. The book covers a wide range of topics from the history of astrobiology, the Big Bang, prebiotic chemistry, theories of the origin of life, extreme environments on Earth, and the quest for intelligent life in space. Currently, there is a critical gap in knowledge related to the future scope of astrobiology and its applications in science and society. This book takes critical perspectives to analyze the new frontiers in astrobiology post-Mars 2020/ExoMars missions that encompass the latest developments in the detection of biosignatures and habitability beyond our solar system (exomoons and exoplanets). The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and scientists who seek greater insights into understanding the current status and future of astrobiology.