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Water, Life, and Planetary Geodynamical Evolution


Abstract In our search for life on other planets over the past decades, we have come to understand that the solid terrestrial planets provide much more than merely a substrate on which life may develop. Large-scale exchange of heat and volatile species between planetary interiors and hydrospheres/atmospheres, as well as the presence of a magnetic field, are important factors contributing to the habitability of a planet. This chapter reviews these processes, their mutual interactions, and the role life plays in regulating or modulating them.

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hal-00336446 , version 1 (04-11-2008)



P. van Thienen, K. Benzerara, D. Breuer, C. Gillmann, P. Lognonné, et al.. Water, Life, and Planetary Geodynamical Evolution. Space Science Reviews, 2007, 129, pp.167-203. ⟨10.1007/s11214-007-9149-7⟩. ⟨hal-00336446⟩
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