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Twenty worlds : the extraordinary story of planets around other stars

Author: Niall Deacon
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2020. ©2020
Series: Universe (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Thirty years ago, the only planets we knew were the ones orbiting our own sun; we now know of thousands of other worlds orbiting distant stars. In this book, astronomer Niall Deacon journeys to twenty of these globes: from giant, blisteringly hot planets orbiting close to their parent stars to planets that float through the cold wilderness of space alone, and from dead stars shredding asteroids to worlds made of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1139350273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Deacon
ISBN: 178914339X 9781789143393
OCLC Number: 1191051222
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations (some colour)
Contents: World beyond expectation --
World obscuring --
Tempestuous world --
Glimmer of atmosphere --
World in reverse --
Flash from darkness --
World you can't set your watch by --
Contrasting sibling --
World like ours? --
Unseen embryo --
World through the blur --
Ember spat from a fire --
Lonely planet --
Dreich world? --
Cursed world --
World that's just right? --
World bombarded --
Dark cloak of death --
World torn asunder --
Diamond born from death --
Epilogue: yet more worlds.
Series Title: Universe (London, England)
Other Titles: 20 worlds
Extraordinary story of planets around other stars
Responsibility: Niall Deacon.


A sweeping story of twenty real worlds orbiting other stars.  Read more...


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"This is the perfect book to introduce exoplanet science. . . . But Twenty Worlds is not really for those who want to find out more about any one of the planets covered. Rather it reveals what each Read more...

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