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Exoplanets - Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System-logo

Exoplanets - Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System

Michael Summers

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Description:

Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, remarkable in their variety. Astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jon Bennett

Length:

5h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:39