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The Exoplanets Revolution

by James Lequeux (author), Thérèse Encrenaz (author), Fabienne Casoli (author)
july 2020
Paper book
16 x 24 format 214 pages In stock
39,00 €
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214 pages Download after purchase
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More than 4300 planets around nearby stars! Who could have imagined this extraordinary harvest only thirty years ago? As the vast majority of stars are surrounded by planets, we can surmise that there must be more than a hundred billion planets in our Galaxy. The Solar system is therefore very far from unique. However, it looks quite different from most of the external systems that we know today, but the variety of planetary systems is such that it is difficult to conclude that the Solar System is truly particular. Understanding how diverse planet systems were formed and how they evolved, studying the nature of exoplanets and their atmospheres, are challenges that hundreds of researchers around the world are working on. Does any of these planets harbor life? We do not yet have an answer, but the new means of observation and analysis that astronomers have and will soon have at their disposal are so powerful that they could give a first answer in a few decades, and perhaps even in a few years if we are lucky.
This book gives a comprehensive vision of this complex and fascinating area of research, presented in a simple and lively way.


Paper book


Language(s): English

Audience(s): Professionals, Extended public

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Edition: 1st edition

Published: 29 july 2020

EAN13 Paper book: 9782759822102

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759822119

Interior: Colour

Format (in mm) Paper book: 16 x 24

Pages count Paper book: 214

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 214

Weight (in grammes): 500

Size: 3,8 Mo (PDF)

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