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Planet Quest By Ken Croswell

Planet Quest
by Ken Croswell

Are we alone? In 1995 planet hunters discovered the first alien solar system around a star like our own Sun. Ken Croswell tells the story of this discovery and those who made it, then explores the possibility that one day we may have the technology to travel to other solar systems and find life.
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Planet Quest: The Epic Discovery of Alien Solar Systems by Ken Croswell

Are we alone? In 1995 planet hunters discovered the first alien solar system around a star like our own Sun. Ken Croswell tells the fascinating story of this discovery and the people who made it, then explores the possibility that one day we may have the technology to travel to different solar systems and find life. 'an excellent guide to how far astronomy has come Fascinating and worthwhile' John Durant, New York Times 'A thrilling account - stands out for its human interest and its accuracy' Sir John Maddox, editor emeritus, Nature 'Excellent - I find it hard to see how anyone could have done a better job in bringing this exciting field to the general reader' Ian Morison, New Scientist 'An exciting story well told - an interesting and comprehensive history of the search for planets both inside and outside our solar system.' Lawrence Krauss, author of The Physics of Star Trek.

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Table of Contents


1. A good planet is hard to find; 2. A living solar system; 3. The Sun's distant outpost; 4. Planet X; 5. A shaky start; 6. Vega: Reflections of starlight; 7. Brown dwarfs; 8. Impossible planets; 9. Thanks, Jupiter; 10. 51 Pegasi; 11. New worlds, new searches; 12. Into the Cosmos

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Planet Quest: The Epic Discovery of Alien Solar Systems by Ken Croswell
Ken Croswell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-03-04
336
0192880837
9780192880833
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