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Special Issue on Astrochemistry and Astrobiology

Arunan, E and Gudipati, MS and Venkateswaran, KJ (2023) Special Issue on Astrochemistry and Astrobiology. In: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 103 (3). 675 -676.

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The special issue on Astrochemistry and Astrobiology in the Journal of the Indian Institute of Science was planned to highlight the importance of these emerging areas, in a broader context of space explorations, in the World and India. Indian Institute of Science has played a huge role in the space explorations of India, as the founding Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Prof. Satish Dhawan, was also the then Director of the Indian Institute of Science. A human–space mission has been announced by ISRO recently and space biology will be important for this endeavor. Historically, all studies on planets and interstellar medium were denoted as astronomy and astrophysics, though the importance of chemistry was always recognized. Studies on interstellar molecules and their origin involve complex physics and chemistry leading to the establishment of astrochemistry as a discipline on its own. Origin of life on our planet earth remains a mystery and search for the molecules of life and astrobiology (search for life or potential habitable environments beyond Earth) began in parallel.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2023 08:55
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2023 08:55
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83101

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