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Five Billion Years of Solitude The Search for Life Among the Stars. von Billings, Lee (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 03.10.2013
  • Verlag: Current
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Five Billion Years of Solitude

A definitive guide toastronomys hottest field.The EconomistSince its formation nearly five billion yearsago, our planet has been the sole living worldin a vast and silent universe. But over the pasttwo decades, astronomers have discoveredthousands of exoplanets, including some thatcould be similar to our own world, and thepace of discovery is accelerating.In a fascinating account of this unfoldingrevolution, Lee Billings draws on interviewswith the worlds top experts in the search forlife beyond earth. He reveals how the searchfor exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge,but also a reflection of our cultures timelesshopes, dreams, and fears.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 304
    Erscheinungsdatum: 03.10.2013
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780698137684
    Verlag: Current
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