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Planet quest : the epic discovery of alien solar systems

Author: Ken Croswell
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Croswell, Ken.
Planet quest.
New York : Free Press, 1997
(OCoLC)623194866
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Croswell
ISBN: 0684832526 9780684832524
OCLC Number: 36656421
Description: xi, 324 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Ken Croswell.

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Internationally acclaimed science writer Ken Croswell writes the definitive history of the 10-month epoch of discovery between 1995 and 1996 that revealed five new solar systems--the first stops in  Read more...

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