Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar SystemBook - 2017
"The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space,"--NoveList.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 523.24 Su647E 2017
Characteristics: 218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm