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Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674976900

Publication Date: 09/10/2018


272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

16 illus., 2 tables


  • Prologue
  • 1. The Long Search for Other Solar Systems
  • 2. Cosmic Distances
  • 3. Early Quests for Exoplanets
  • 4. The Breakthrough: Measuring Radial Velocity Precisely
  • 5. Finding Exoplanets by Their Transits
  • 6. Directly Observing Exoplanets
  • 7. Detecting Planets with Einstein’s Lens
  • 8. Two Minor Methods for Finding Exoplanets
  • 9. A Gallery of Strange New Planets
  • 10. What Have We Learned?
  • 11. How Planets Form with Their Stars
  • 12. Habitable Planets and the Search for Life
  • 13. Future Approaches to Hunting Exoplanets
  • 14. Proxima Calls: Can We Visit?
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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