The crowded universe
Alan Boss
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The crowded universe

the search for living planets

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This edition published in by Basic Books in New York.

Written in English

We are nearing a turning point in our quest for life in the universe-we now have the capacity to detect Earth-like planets around other stars. But will we find any? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably alive. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, Boss argues-it is common. Boss describes how our ideas about planetary formation have changed radically in the past decade and brings readers up to date on discoveries of bizarre inhabitants of various solar systems, including our own. America must stay in this new space race, Boss contends, or risk being left out of one of the most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed finding of extraterrestrial life.

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We are nearing a turning point in our quest for life in the universe-we now have the capacity to detect Earth-like planets around other stars. But will we find any? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably alive. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, Boss argues-it is common. Boss describes how our ideas about planetary formation have changed radically in the past decade and brings readers up to date on discoveries of bizarre inhabitants of various solar systems, including our own. America must stay in this new space race, Boss contends, or risk being left out of one of the most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed finding of extraterrestrial life.

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Library of Congress QB820 .B676 2009
Dewey 523.2/4

The crowded universe

the search for living planets

This edition published in by Basic Books in New York.


Table of Contents

The struggle to find new worlds
Eccentric planets
Kiss my lips, Tootsie
The Mars gold rush
D. Instability: if I did it, here's how it happened
The battle of Prague
The comedy central approach
Transits gone wild
300 Solar systems and counting.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
523.2/4
Library of Congress
QB820 .B676 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17103211M
ISBN 13
9780465009367
LC Control Number
2008037149
Library Thing
6331228
Goodreads
5804943

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