Distant Wanderers: The Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, 2002 - Nature - 226 pages
0 Reviews
Recent discoveries of planet-like objects circling other sun-like stars have stirred enormous interest in what other planets may exist in the universe, and whether they support intelligent life, or at least could do so. This book will take us into the thick of this search for extrasolar planets. Unlike other books, it will focus on the people behind the searches--many of whom the author knows--and the extraordinary technology that is on the drawing boards and currently in use to detect distant wanderers and describe their characteristics, thus bringing us to the cutting edge of knowledge of the subject. The author is an experienced, award-winning science journalist who was technology correspondent for the Financial Times of London and is now working as a journalist in France. He has written on many topics in astronomy and astrobiology, and has had pieces published in over 35 different newspapers and magazines worldwide.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Distant wanderers: the search for planets beyond the solar system

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In 1995, the first authenticated and accepted discovery of an extrasolar planet was made, and more than 60 such planets have been identified since then, possibly leading the way to the discovery of ... Read full review

Contents

II
1
III
19
IV
35
V
51
VI
61
VII
71
VIII
81
IX
95
XIII
133
XIV
143
XV
153
XVI
163
XVII
177
XVIII
183
XIX
189
XX
199

X
103
XI
109
XII
121

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 211 - Arizona, for the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.
Page 211 - Disappearance of Stellar Debris Disks Around Main-sequence Stars After 400 Million Years'.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information