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The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth, Elizabeth Tasker

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The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth
Title
The planet factory
Title remainder
exoplanets and the search for a second Earth
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Tasker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Planet Factory tells the story of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system. Discover the specks of dust that circle a young star come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth; the changing orbits of young planets that risk dooming the life forming on neighboring worlds or, alternatively, that can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Exoplanets are one of the greatest construction schemes in the universe and they occur around nearly every star you see. Each result is an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home? The Planet Factory discusses the way these planets form, their structure and features, and describes in detail the detection techniques used (there are many) before looking at what we can learn about the surface environments and planetary atmospheres, and whether this hints at the tantalizing possibility of life." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.T373 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth, Elizabeth Tasker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The blind planet hunters -- part 1. The factory floor: The factory floor ; The record-breaking building project ; The problem with gas ; Air and sea -- part 2. Dangerous planets: The impossible planet ; We are not normal ; Water, diamonds or lava? : the planet recipe nobody knew ; Worlds around dead stars ; The lands of two suns ; The planetary crime scene ; Going rogue -- part 3. Goldilocks worlds: The Goldilocks criteria ; The search for another earth ; Alien vistas ; Beyond the Goldilocks zone ; The moon factory ; The search life
Control code
ocn949910896
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472917720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781472917720
  • (OCoLC)949910896
Label
The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth, Elizabeth Tasker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The blind planet hunters -- part 1. The factory floor: The factory floor ; The record-breaking building project ; The problem with gas ; Air and sea -- part 2. Dangerous planets: The impossible planet ; We are not normal ; Water, diamonds or lava? : the planet recipe nobody knew ; Worlds around dead stars ; The lands of two suns ; The planetary crime scene ; Going rogue -- part 3. Goldilocks worlds: The Goldilocks criteria ; The search for another earth ; Alien vistas ; Beyond the Goldilocks zone ; The moon factory ; The search life
Control code
ocn949910896
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781472917720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781472917720
  • (OCoLC)949910896

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