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Five billion years of solitude : the search for life among the stars

Author: Lee Billings
Publisher: New York : Current, [2013]
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An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past two years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that could possibly support life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Billings
ISBN: 9781617230066 1617230065
OCLC Number: 837144843
Description: vii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking for longevity --
Drake's orchids --
A fractured empire --
The worth of a world --
After the gold rush --
The big picture --
Out of equilibrium --
Aberrations of the light --
The order of the null --
Into the barren lands.
Responsibility: Lee Billings.

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An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past two years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that could possibly support life.

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