LIFE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS@AMHERST.EDU
November 22, 2017    
Introduction Earth Europa Mars Moon Seeds of Life Titan Fiction General Contact Information
Welcome to the FYS Website for Life in Extreme Environments.
this FYS WEBSITE is designed to deliver extra course content for the first year seminar on extra-terrestrial life co-taught by Professors Martini and George.
Our mission
To understand how and, equally importantly, why we search. The history of human awareness of the universe has brought a steady increase in our desire to find the roots of our existence and to understand how humans fit into the cosmos. We now stand at the thresthold of determining how life arose on this planet, and of applying what we know about life on Earth to our quest for life on planets that orbit other stars. But we should pause to ask some key questions: Why do we search? How has the search for our origins, and for evidence of our cosmic kin, proceeded in the past? And what does the search for extra-terrestrial life tell us about our attitude toward the universe around us?
:: Introduction
This page. Also, if there is any breaking news in regards to the course or otherwise, it will appear here.
:: Earth
Earth.
:: Europa
Europa.
:: Mars
Mars.
:: Moon
Moon.
:: Seeds of Life
Seeds of Life.
:: Titan
Titan.
:: Fiction
The fiction area displays an array of creative works that, while not always directly related to hard science, are quite enjoyable to read.
:: General
This section contains various links to other webpages with diverse and interesting material on the pursuit of extra-terrestrial life.
:: Contact Information
Get in touch with Professors Anna Martini or Stephen George.