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Author Stille, Darlene R., author.

Title Alien planets / writer, Darlene Stille.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : World Book, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL YA Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  Y 523.2 STI    AVAILABLE
Edition Revised edition.
Description 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Explore the universe
Explore the universe.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
Summary "An introduction to extrasolar planets, with information about their formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.
Contents What is a planetary system? -- What is in the solar system? -- Focus on: how the solar system formed -- What is an extrasolar planet? -- What was the first extrasolar planet found? -- How many extrasolar planets have been discovered? -- How many other planetary systems are there? -- How far away are other planetary systems? -- Do most other planetary systems have stars like the sun? -- Focus on: what other planetary systems might be like -- Is it hard to find extrasolar planets? -- How do astronomers look for extrasolar planets? -- Focus on: the Doppler effect in finding exoplanets -- Which planet-finding method have astronomers used the most? -- Have scientists ever seen an extrasolar planet? -- Are any extrasolar planets like Earth? -- What is a super-Earth? -- What is a pulsar planet? -- Focus on: what extrasolar planets might look like -- What is a gas giant? -- What is a hot Jupiter? -- What is a hot Neptune? -- What makes Earth right for life? -- Is there life on extrasolar planets? -- Why is the size of an extrasolar planet important? -- How will scientists know if there is life on an extrasolar planet? -- Are there new ways to search for extrasolar planets?
Audience 1070L Lexile
Subject Extrasolar planets -- Juvenile literature.
Doppler effect -- Juvenile literature.
Doppler effect. (OCoLC)fst00896947
Extrasolar planets. (OCoLC)fst00919041
Extrasolar planets.
Extrasolar planets -- Detection.
Planets.
Doppler effect.
Life on other planets.
Solar system -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author World Book, Inc., publisher.
World Book, Inc., publisher.
ISBN 9780716624950 (hardcover)
0716624958 (hardcover)

 
    
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