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Quest for Alien Planets Exploring Worlds Outside the Solar System

ISBN-10: 0738208906

ISBN-13: 9780738208909

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paul Halpern

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An amazing journey throughout the universe in a search for other planets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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Introduction: The Lure of Unknown Worlds
Red Neighbor
Invaders from Mars?
The Canal Controversy
Mariners and Vikings
Rocky Revelations
Earth's Other Neighbor
The Far Reaches of the Solar System
Galileo's Scope
Requisites to Motion
Eyes in Space
Realm of the Giants
Planet X
The Great Wobble Hunt
A Matter of Distance
Bright Lights
Stellar Menagerie
Sirius Disturbances
Barnard's Star Search
The Skeptic of Sproul
Wobble Watchers
Riddle of the Pulsar Planets
Duelling Announcements
The Pulsar Planet that Almost Was
The Mystery of Pulsars
In a Flash
Second-Hand Worlds
The Confirmation Challenge
By Jupiter! Giant Worlds Around Alien Stars
Planet-Hunting Season
Doppler Detection
Bellerophon, the Horseman of Pegasus
Temperate New Territories
Novel and Eccentric Worlds
Seeing the Invisible
Hidden Worlds: Planets as Dark Matter
The Hidden Majority
Strange Rotations
Spacetime's Wrinkled Fabric
Gavity's Rainbow
Macho Detectives
Planet Sleuths
The Other Side of Matter
Our Cosmic Fate
Signs of Life
Questing Other Earths
Vital Ingredients
Seeking Suitable Suns
How Close for Comfort?
The Right Slant
The Elusive Blue Sky
Competing with Darwin
Planetary Disk Pursuit
Making Contact
Ear to the Stars
The Wizard of Ozma
Greeting the Aliens
Lonely Silence
Phoenix Rising
Preparing for Contact
Conclusion: Pushing the Light Barrier
References
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