Exoplanets : Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Exoplanets : Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside of our solar system. More and more exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets,...

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Title:Exoplanets : Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System
Author:Michael Summers
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ISBN:1588345947
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

Exoplanets : Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System Reviews

  • Ra7thsign
    Mar 21, 2017
    I have mixed feelings about this book. It had some great ideas and a few great chapters, but everything kind of felt forced together and rushed, probably to capitalize on the recent earth-like exoplanets spied by TRAPPIST (there is no mention of these newly discovered worlds in this first edition).I...
  • Beth
    Mar 29, 2017
    Easy to read and understand. A good book for mid graders on up....
  • Edward Fenner
    Apr 09, 2017
    A good, but not great, introduction into the topic. Written for laypersons, it sometimes strays into academic language. Fine if you can handle it. Not so much if you cannot. While the authors have expertise in astronomy, they sometimes make minor errors or are not clear on some things. Also, they ge...
  • Mike Maurer
    Apr 06, 2017
    This is a great introduction to the topic of Exoplanets, their formation and composition. The authors gently guide the reader through pre-Kepler Exoplanet searches and those of the Kepler mission. The terminology is one that a grade school kid can understand. I believe the authors took great pains t...
  • Bill Zarges
    Apr 11, 2017
    i haven't seen the word "paradigm" used as often as these authors used it in the first 3 chapters since graduate business school. Of course the authors are scientists so perhaps the fault lies with the editor(s). Whatever, use of a thesaurus might have improved readability. Overall, an interesting b...
  • Benjamin
    Apr 05, 2017
    Great, quick read to catch up on the Kepler project, which as I've said before, changed everything. Also it has color pictures, so what's not to like?...