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Alien encounter : a scientific novel

Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2013?] ©2014
Series: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detected on Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Schulze-Makuch
ISBN: 9783319019611 3319019619
OCLC Number: 859671033
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustration.
Contents: Part I: The Novel --
Alien Encounter --
1. Venus --
2. Earth --
3. Mars --
4. Titan --
5. Deep Encounter --
6. Tethys II --
7. The Voids --
Part II. The Scienced Behind the Fiction --
Astrobiology --
a melting pot of open scientific questions 1. Venus Orbital Station --
2. Earth --
3. Mars --
4. Titan --
4. Deep Encounter --
6. Tethis II --
7. The Voids.
Series Title: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Dirk Schulze-Makuch.

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