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Destiny or Chance Revisited: Planets and Their Place in the Cosmos
This exciting tour of our Universe explores our current knowledge of exoplanets and the search for another Earth-like planet. Beginning with the basic concepts of planet formation and the composition of the Universe, Stuart Ross Taylor summarises our knowledge of exoplanets, how they compare with our planets and why some stars have better habitable zones. Further sections ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by Cambridge University Press
(first published August 31st 2012)
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You might be forgiven for thinking that a book about the stars and planets and with a title like this one is about astrology and fortune-telling, but this excellent book really *is* about the stars and planets. More specifically it's about the possibility that there is intelligent life (kinda like us, but hopefully *more* intelligent) out there. And it's a topic that's frequently in the news lately as we see more and more stories about astronomers discovering new "earth-like" planets as they ...more