Exoplanets : Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

Exoplanets : Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

Description

Astronomers have recently discovered thousands of planets that orbit stars throughout the Milky Way. Much of what has captured the imagination of planetary scientists and the public is the unexpected strangeness of these distant worlds. The sizes, masses, and orbits of exoplanets detected so far raise new questions about how planets form and evolve. Still more tantalizing are the efforts to determine which exoplanets might support life. Astronomers are steadily improving their means of examining these planets, using advanced spacecraft sent into orbits a million miles from Earth. These instruments will provide better observations of these planetary systems, which are nestled close enough to their dim red stars to maintain Earthlike temperatures. The quest to find other worlds brims with possibility, and Donald Goldsmith presents the science of exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life in a way that even Earthlings with little to no background in astronomy or astrophysics can understand and enjoy.


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Details

Author(s)
Peter Noble, Donald Goldsmith
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
124 x 142 x 13mm | 59g
Publication date
10 Sep 2018
Publisher
Dreamscape Media
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1974922782
ISBN13
9781974922789