The Resource Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana

Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana

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Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system
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Strange new worlds
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the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system
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Ray Jayawardhana
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Language
eng
Summary
Soon astronomers expect to find alien Earths by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that they harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought and endeavor from religion and philosophy to art and biology will be breathtaking
Summary
After a century of false claims, and millennia of musings, astronomers have made discoveries to challenge formerly accepted views of the solar system with the findings of hundreds of planets around other stars. These discoveries have forced astronomers to ask what the implications of these findings are for all areas of human thought, from religion and philosophy to art and biology and try to understand what our true place is within the cosmos.
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390737
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Jayawardhana, Ray
Dewey number
523.24
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Life on other planets
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Astronomy
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
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the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system
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Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index
Contents
Quest for other worlds: the exciting times we live in -- Planets from dust: unraveling the birth of solar systems -- A wobbly start: false starts and death star planets -- Planet bounty: hot Jupiters and other surprises -- Flickers and shadows: more ways to find planets -- Blurring boundaries: neither stars nor planets -- A picture's worth: images of distant worlds -- Alien earths: in search of wet, rocky habitats -- Signs of life: how will we find E.T.?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780691142548
Lccn
2010940350
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ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
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  • (Sirsi) i9780691142548
  • (OCoLC)679940684
Label
Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index
Contents
Quest for other worlds: the exciting times we live in -- Planets from dust: unraveling the birth of solar systems -- A wobbly start: false starts and death star planets -- Planet bounty: hot Jupiters and other surprises -- Flickers and shadows: more ways to find planets -- Blurring boundaries: neither stars nor planets -- A picture's worth: images of distant worlds -- Alien earths: in search of wet, rocky habitats -- Signs of life: how will we find E.T.?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780691142548
Lccn
2010940350
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691142548
  • (OCoLC)679940684

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