Surprisingly fun little paper.
[Submitted on 23 Apr 2020]
What's in a name: the etymology of astrobiology
Manasvi Lingam, Abraham Loeb
Astrobiology has been gaining increasing scientific prominence and public attention as the search for life beyond Earth continues to make significant headway on multiple fronts. In view of these recent developments, the fascinating and dynamic etymology of [the word] astrobiology is elucidated, and thus shown to encompass a plethora of vivid characters drawn from different continents, religions, ideologies and centuries.