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Planet Hunter

Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths
Wittenstein, Vicki O. (Book - 2010)
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He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer. But he was not on track to make major discoveries. Eventually, he went back to the questions that thrilled him as a boy: Are we alone? Do Earth-like planets orbit the stars in the night sky? It would not be easy to find a planet outside our solar system. Others had tried and failed. But Marcy never gave up. Since 1995, he and his colleagues have discovered nearly half of the 380 known "extrasolar" planets. Stunning paintings transport the reader to the exotic worlds that he and others have found.
Authors: Wittenstein, Vicki O., 1954-
Title: Planet hunter
Geoff Marcy and the search for other Earths
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 48 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,32 cm
Contents: Hunting for planets like Earth
A rooftop telescope and a dream
Finding a detection method
Discovering the first extrasolar planets
Life on alien worlds
The next generation of planet hunting
Summary: He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer. But he was not on track to make major discoveries. Eventually, he went back to the questions that thrilled him as a boy: Are we alone? Do Earth-like planets orbit the stars in the night sky? It would not be easy to find a planet outside our solar system. Others had tried and failed. But Marcy never gave up. Since 1995, he and his colleagues have discovered nearly half of the 380 known "extrasolar" planets. Stunning paintings transport the reader to the exotic worlds that he and others have found.
ISBN: 1590785924
9781590785928
Statement of Responsibility: Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 45) and index
Subject Headings: Life on other planets Extrasolar planets Marcy, Geoff
Topical Term: Life on other planets
Extrasolar planets
LCCN: 2009024480
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