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Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin /

"In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they detected three planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. The planets were nothing like Earth, however: They were giant gas balls like Jupiter or Saturn. More than five hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them could support... Full description

Main Author: Lemonick, Michael D., 1953-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Walker, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Contents: The man who looked for blinking stars -- The man who looked for wobbling stars -- Hot Jupiters : who ordered those? -- An ancient question -- The dwarf-star strategy -- Imagining alien atmospheres -- Invasion of the female exoplaneteers -- Kepler approved -- Waiting for launch -- Kepler scooped -- "A 100 percent chance of life" -- The Kepler era begins -- Beyond Kepler -- How many Earths? -- What does "habitable" really mean? -- A world made of rock, at last -- Astronomers in paradise -- Sara's birthday party.
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