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published by the WGBH Educational Foundation
This web site has information about interesting inquiries into the origin life on Earth and the astronomical issues connected to life. Topics range from the big bang and the lingering microwave wave background radiation to the source of the building blocks of life.  Rich-media presentations are available including shockwave animations and activities on the Drake Equation, decoding cosmic spectra, and the history of life.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Exoplanets
= Astrobiology
- Solar System
= Earth
= Mars
Other Sciences
- Geoscience
- Life Sciences
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Reference Material
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© 2004 WGBH and PBS
astronomy education, drake equation, life, life on earth, orgun of life on Earth
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created August 20, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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July 1, 2004
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