Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life (Compact Disc)

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By Donald Goldsmith, Peter Noble (Narrated by)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781974922741
ISBN-10: 197492274X
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: September 10th, 2018
Language: English
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