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The Resource Exoplanets : diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system, Michael Summers, James Trefil

Exoplanets : diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system, Michael Summers, James Trefil

Label
Exoplanets : diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system
Title
Exoplanets
Title remainder
diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system
Statement of responsibility
Michael Summers, James Trefil
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.S86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Exoplanets : diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system, Michael Summers, James Trefil
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950004255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781588345943
Lccn
2016018596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)950004255
Label
Exoplanets : diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system, Michael Summers, James Trefil
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950004255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781588345943
Lccn
2016018596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)950004255

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