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Twenty Worlds: The Extraordinary Story of Planets Around Other Stars
Thirty years ago the only planets we knew were the ones orbiting our own Sun; we now know of thousands of other worlds orbiting distant stars. In this book astronomer Niall Deacon journeys to twenty of these globes: from giant, blisteringly hot planets orbiting close to their parent stars to planets that float through the cold wilderness of space alone, and from dead stars ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 10th 2020 by Reaktion Books
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A clear, entertaining, and extremely interesting book about the planets, both familiar and strange, that astronomers have discovered beyond the boundaries of the solar system, and the methods used to detect and characterize them.
Niall Deacon is an astronomy researcher and writer, and lives in Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on failed stars called brown dwarfs and giant planets orbiting other stars.
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