The Resource Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana ; with a new afterword by the author

Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana ; with a new afterword by the author

Label
Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system
Title
Strange new worlds
Title remainder
the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system
Statement of responsibility
Ray Jayawardhana ; with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana discusses the scientific quest to discover other planets and life in the universe, describing breakthroughs into the early twenty-first century, and examining the tools and technology available to scientists seeking life on other worlds
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jayawardhana, Ray
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.J39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana ; with a new afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First pbk. printing
  • Original copyright 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index
Contents
Quest for other worlds : the exciting times we live in -- Planets from dust : unraveling the birth of solar systems -- A wobbly start : false starts and death star planets -- Planet bounty : hot Jupiters and other surprises -- Flickers and shadows : more ways to find planets -- Blurring boundaries : neither stars nor planets -- A picture's worth : images of distant worlds -- Alien earths : in search of wet, rocky habitats -- Signs of life : how will we find E.T.?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780691158075
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820123528
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123528
  • 1614640
Label
Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Note
  • First pbk. printing
  • Original copyright 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index
Contents
Quest for other worlds : the exciting times we live in -- Planets from dust : unraveling the birth of solar systems -- A wobbly start : false starts and death star planets -- Planet bounty : hot Jupiters and other surprises -- Flickers and shadows : more ways to find planets -- Blurring boundaries : neither stars nor planets -- A picture's worth : images of distant worlds -- Alien earths : in search of wet, rocky habitats -- Signs of life : how will we find E.T.?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780691158075
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820123528
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123528
  • 1614640

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