The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets
In The Crowded Universe, renowned astronomer Alan Boss argues that based on what we already know about planetary systems, in the coming years we will find abundant Earths, including many that are indisputably al
That's the good news.
The book also contains details of the vagaries of NASA budgeting and funding and internal politics and changes in leadership. Details which are probably of little interest to anyone outside of the agency.
I can't figure out why this book was written. The science of planet hunting and th ...more
So why just the two stars in a book that literally contains millions of them? Well, I'm not going to claim to be fair, and Boss obviously knows more about the subject than I ever would even if I spent ...more
Still, it did give a nice overview of how far we've come in our understanding of spa ...more