Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System (Library Binding)

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Description


Until the mid-1990s, scientists only guessed that the universe held exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. But using advanced physics and powerful telescopes, scientists have since identified more than three thousand exoplanets. This work has revealed fascinating worlds, including a planet that oozes lavalike fluids and a planet that glows bright pink.

Even more fascinating, scientists think that some exoplanets might contain life. Many orbit in the Goldilocks zone, the region around a star that's not too hot or too cold for liquid water, a key ingredient for life. This book examines exoplanets, the possibilities for life beyond Earth, and the cutting-edge technologies scientists use to learn about distant worlds.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781512400861
ISBN-10: 1512400866
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
Publication Date: January 1st, 2017
Pages: 88
Language: English