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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System
 

Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System (Hardback)

By Summers, Michael E.
By Trefil, James

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even mo...re remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.
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ISBN 9781588345943
Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Availability
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781588345943
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Released 15 Mar 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Summers, Michael E.
By Trefil, James
Category Astronomy, Space & Time
Space Science
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 523.24
Weight 494g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Planets, Life on other planets, Extraterrestrial beings, Extrasolar planets
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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