Infinite worlds : an illustrated voyage to planets beyond our sun / Ray Villard and Lynette R. Cook ; with a foreword by Geoffrey W. Marcy and an afterword by Frank Drake.

Author
Published
  • Berkeley : University of California Press ©2005
Physical description
xix, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 26 cm
ISBN
  • 0520237102
  • 9780520237100
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240) and index.
Contents
  • Cosmic evolution : setting the stage for planets -- Stars : the genesis machines -- Solar system clues -- Planetary bonanza -- Looking for habitable planets and life -- Galaxy odyssey -- Life in an evolving universe.
Related item
  • Online version:: Villard, Ray. Infinite worlds. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
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  • http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366197
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0641/2004016540-d.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • In the past ten years, fast-paced developments in astronomy have revealed over 140 extrasolar planets--with more discoveries on the way. The newly discovered planets boggle astronomers' minds with their bizarre characteristics, including an unimagined diversity of sizes and orbits. Though it will be years before we have direct images of these far-flung worlds, this lavishly illustrated book gives us an idea of what they might look like. It brings together Lynette Cook's renowned astronomical artwork, dramatic images from top observatories, and scientific findings on subjects ranging from the big bang and stellar evolution to a possible universe filled with countless planets and life forms.--From publisher description.

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