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Author Summers, Michael E., author.

Title Exoplanets : diamonds worlds, super-Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system / Michael Summers, James Trefil.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]


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Description 218 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Not your grandfather's galaxy -- Our backyard -- A plurality of worlds -- What is a planet? -- The Kepler spacecraft -- 55 Cancri E : diamond world -- Haven : rogue planet -- Ice world -- Kepler 186f : super Earth, archipelago world -- Gliese 1214b : water world -- Life on Earth -- The search for extraterrestrial life -- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- The Fermi Paradox -- Epilogue.
Summary "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 more 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"--NoveList.
Subject Extrasolar planets.
Life on other planets.
Extraterrestrial beings.
Extraterrestrial beings.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
SCIENCE -- Cosmology.
Extrasolar planets. (OCoLC)fst00919041
Extraterrestrial beings. (OCoLC)fst01742248
Life on other planets. (OCoLC)fst00998301
SCIENCE -- Space Science.
Planets. (OCoLC)fst01065127
Extraterrestrial beings.
Life on other planets.
Extrasolar planets.
Added Author Trefil, James, 1938- author.
ISBN 9781588345943

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