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Faraway Worlds: Planets Beyond Our Solar System

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Learn the secrets of planet-hunters as they search for planets beyond our solar system. Is there more to a star than meets the eye?

Take a trip to an alien world and encounter wobbling stars, frozen moons, and boiling oceans. Stunning illustrations and cutting-edge science make this book a first in the field. Includes a glossary and index.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2004)
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This was a fun book to learn about the planets that have been discovered that are out of our solar system. There are great pictures in the book. The kids kept saying, "There's Tatoine, there's Cloud City. Maybe that's what Degabus looked liked..."
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Acclaimed science writer and physicist Dr. Paul Halpern is the author of fourteen popular science books, exploring the subjects of space, time, higher dimensions, dark energy, dark matter, exoplanets, particle physics, and cosmology. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. A regular contributor to NOVA's "The Nature of Reality" phys ...more