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Distant Wanderers: The Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0387950745, Hardcover)Recent discoveries of planet-like objects circling other sun-like stars have stirred enormous interest in what other planets may exist in the universe, and whether they could support intelligent life. This book takes us into the midst of this search for extrasolar planets. Unlike other books, it focuses on the people behind the searches -- many known personally by the author -- and the extraordinary technology that is currently on the drawing boards. The author is an experienced, award-winning science journalist who was previously technology correspondent for the Financial Times of London. He has written on many topics in astronomy and astrobiology in over 35 different newspapers and magazines worldwide.
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Explores the search for planets outside of our solar system and what the discovery of these planets means to scientists understanding of what makes a planet a planet.
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