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  • The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth
    Elizabeth Tasker

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    Landscapes of lava, vast waterscapes, and “eyeball worlds” are among the exoplanets that await discovery

    Thirty years ago, the idea of planets orbiting other suns was relegated to the realm of science fiction. So much has changed since then that the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently asserted that not only do such planets likely “outnumber the sum of all sounds and words ever uttered by every human who has ever lived”… Read More
  • Planet Hunters: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
    Lucas Ellerbroek

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    Planet Hunters

    Are we alone in the universe? In Planet Hunters, Lucas Ellerbroek traces the story of this question from its beginnings during the age of Copernicus and Galileo to the present day, teaching us the relevant science as he goes. Ellerbroek is particularly skilled at inserting the “astronomy backstory,” giving accessible introductions to both historical ideas… Read More