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Envisioning Exoplanets: Searching for Life in the Galaxy

Envisioning Exoplanets: Searching for Life in the Galaxy


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Come along for the captivating hunt for planets like our own

Envisioning Exoplanets traces the journey of astronomers and researchers on their quest to explore the universe for a planet like Earth. Exoplanets—worlds beyond our solar system—were once dismissed as science fiction. But now, with more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, countless possibilities exist for what remains to be uncovered in the universe. This book follows the exhilarating progression of exoplanet research from its earliest stages operating on the fringes of scientific research to the newest developments of renowned agencies around the world searching for planets capable of hosting life. Featuring provocative questions about the universe and more than 200 remarkable illustrations from Michael Caroll, Ron Miller, and other key members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Envisioning Exoplanets is an intergalactic visual voyage.

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ISBN-13: 9781588346919
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 499,732
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL CARROLL is an award-winning space artist and science writer with thirty books in print. A recipient of the AAS Department of Planetary Science's Jonathan Eberhart Award for best planetary science article of the year, Carroll is also a member of the NASA Arts Program and the recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts.

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