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All These Worlds Are Yours : The Scientific Search for Alien Life (Hardcover) (Jon Willis)

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Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the MarsCuriosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine—and choose among—five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars’s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water-ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn’s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet’s ancient past. And for his final two scenarios, he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a “second Earth” in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life.
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Biology, Astrophysics + Space Science, Astronomy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Jon Willis
Language: English
Street Date: August 23, 2016
TCIN: 51413246
UPC: 9780300208696
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9502
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