Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems

Published
  • New York : Free Press 1997
Physical description
xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 0684832526
  • 9780684832524
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-312) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Bruno's Execution -- 1. A Good Planet is Hard to Find -- 2. A Living Solar System -- 3. The Sun's Distant Outposts -- 4. Planet X -- 5. A Shaky Start -- 6. The Vega Phenomenon -- 7. Dark Star -- 8. Pulsar Planets -- 9. Thanks, Jupiter -- 10. Harvest of Planets -- 11. Future Worlds -- 12. Into the Cosmos -- Catalogue of Planets.
Related item
  • Online version:: Croswell, Ken. Planet quest. New York : Free Press, 1997
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • The author discusses the discovery of a "Jupiter-sized planet circling 51 Pegasi" and a planet rotating "around the star 47 Ursae majoris, and [says] within two years we reached a grand total of seven known alien solar systems in the universe."--Jacket.

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