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The Crowded Universe: The Race to Find Life Beyond Earth

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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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From one of the leaders of the search for extrasolar planets, a riveting account of the next breakthrough: the imminent discovery of planets similar to Earth.

Synopsis:

The exploration of the universe has entered a new era. NASA has launched the first space telescope specifically designed to find earth-like extrasolar planets. Now the big question is: will we find them? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, we should find abundant Earths. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, but common.

Bringing readers up to date on the latest discoveries, Boss explains why America must lead the new space race to make one of most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed detection of extraterrestrial life.

Synopsis:

The exploration of the universe has entered a new era. NASA has launched the first space telescope specifically designed to find earth-like extrasolar planets. Now the big question is: will we find them? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, we should find abundant Earths. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, but common.

Bringing readers up to date on the latest discoveries, Boss explains why America must lead the new space race to make one of most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed detection of extraterrestrial life.

About the Author

One of the worlds leading authorities on the formation of stars and planets, Alan Boss is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Meteoritical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465020393
Author:
Boss, Alan
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
14-UP

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From one of the leaders of the search for extrasolar planets, a riveting account of the next breakthrough: the imminent discovery of planets similar to Earth.
"Synopsis" by , The exploration of the universe has entered a new era. NASA has launched the first space telescope specifically designed to find earth-like extrasolar planets. Now the big question is: will we find them? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, we should find abundant Earths. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, but common.

Bringing readers up to date on the latest discoveries, Boss explains why America must lead the new space race to make one of most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed detection of extraterrestrial life.

"Synopsis" by ,
The exploration of the universe has entered a new era. NASA has launched the first space telescope specifically designed to find earth-like extrasolar planets. Now the big question is: will we find them? In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, we should find abundant Earths. Life is not only possible elsewhere in the universe, but common.

Bringing readers up to date on the latest discoveries, Boss explains why America must lead the new space race to make one of most profoundly important discoveries of all time: the first confirmed detection of extraterrestrial life.

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