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Adibekyan, V., Delgado-Mena, E., Figueira, P., Sousa, S.G., Santos, N.C., Faria, J.P., González Hernández, J.I., Israelian, G., Harutyunyan, G., Suárez-Andrés, L., Hakobyan, A.A.: 2016,  Zeta2  Reticuli, its debris disk, and its lonely stellar companion  Zeta1 Ret. Different Tc trends for different spectra. Astron. Astrophys. 591, A34


Adibekyan, V., Delgado-Mena, E., Figueira, P., Sousa, S.G., Santos, N.C., González Hernández, J.I., Minchev, I., Faria, J.P., Israelian, G., Harutyunyan, G., Suárez-Andrés, L., Hakobyan, A.A.: 2016, Abundance trend with condensation temperature for stars with different Galactic birth places. Astron. Astrophys. 592, A87


Adibekyan, V., Santos, N., Figueira, P., Dorn, C., Sousa, S., Delgado-Mena, E., Israelian, G., Hakobyan, A.A., Mordasini, C.: 2015, From stellar to planetary composition: Galactic chemical evolution of Mg/Si mineralogical ratio. Astron. Astroph. 581, L2


Capova, K.A.: 2016 The New Space Age in the making: Emergence of exo-mining, exo-burials and exo-marketing
International Journal of Astrobiology, 15, 4, 307-310


Dunér, D., Malaterre, C.Geppert, W.: The history and philosophy of the origin of life.  International Journal of Astrobiology 15, 4, 1-2


Helsing, D.: 2015, Uses of Wonder in Popular Science and Science Outreach: Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The Rosetta Mission, and the Origin of Life. International Journal of Astrobiology, 15, 271-276


Losch, A.: 2015, Kant's wager. Kant's strong belief in extra-terrestrial life, the history of this question and its challenge for theology today. International Journal of Astrobiology 15, 261-270 


Miligan, T.: 2015, Common Origins and the Ethics of Planetary Seeding. International Journal of Astrobiology 14, 301-306


Santos, D. M. C., Alabi, L., Friaca, A. C. S., Galante, D.: 2016, On the parallels between Cosmology and Astrobiology: a transdisciplinary approach to the search for extraterrestrial life. International Journal of Astrobiology 15, 4, 251-260


Smith, K.: 2015, Life is Hard: Countering Definitional Pessimism Concerning the Meaning of “Life”. International Journal of Astrobiology, 14, 277-289







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