Special Issue "Planetary Exploration: Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs"

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A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch
School of the Environment, Webster Hall 1148, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
E-Mail: dirksm@wsu.edu
Phone: +1 509 335 1180
Interests: planetary habitability; astrobiology; evolutionary biology; extreme environments; geobiology; space missions
Guest Editor
Dr. Alberto G. Fairen
Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, 426 Space Science Bldg, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Website: http://www.astro.cornell.edu/members/alberto-fairen.html
E-Mail: agfairen@cornell.edu
Phone: +1 607 255-5907
Interests: mars evolution; exploration; hydrogeology; geochemistry; mineralogy; astrobiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Planetary exploration is moving at a fast pace as we learn about environmental conditions on various planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond. Habitable conditions at some time during the history of the solar system have been proposed to have existed on Mars, Venus, and a number of icy moons of the outer solar system, some of which may still exist today. For this “LIFE” Special Issue, we particularly encourage submissions describing habitable conditions on planetary bodies and of how life could have interacted with them; also a description of analog environments on Earth from which we can learn about possible adaptations and life strategies on other planets and moons.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Dr. Alberto G. Fairen
Guest Editors

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

  • planets
  • moons
  • habitat
  • analog environment
  • exploration
  • astrobiology

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p. 568-586
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Life 2015, 5(1), 568-586; doi:10.3390/life5010568
Received: 2 June 2014 / Revised: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
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p. 716-744
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Life 2014, 4(4), 716-744; doi:10.3390/life4040716
Received: 10 June 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 13 October 2014 / Published: 18 November 2014
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p. 535-565
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Life 2014, 4(4), 535-565; doi:10.3390/life4040535
Received: 7 July 2014 / Revised: 8 September 2014 / Accepted: 16 September 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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p. 566-585
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Life 2014, 4(4), 566-585; doi:10.3390/life4040566
Received: 9 June 2014 / Revised: 8 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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p. 511-534
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Life 2014, 4(3), 511-534; doi:10.3390/life4030511
Received: 8 July 2014 / Revised: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 28 August 2014 / Published: 15 September 2014
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p. 386-432
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Life 2014, 4(3), 386-432; doi:10.3390/life4030386
Received: 31 May 2014 / Revised: 25 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 July 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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Life 2014, 4(3), 374-385; doi:10.3390/life4030374
Received: 7 July 2014 / Revised: 4 August 2014 / Accepted: 5 August 2014 / Published: 18 August 2014
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Life 2014, 4(3), 331-340; doi:10.3390/life4030331
Received: 25 June 2014 / Revised: 30 July 2014 / Accepted: 31 July 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
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