Mirror Earth

The Search for Our Planet's Twin
Product Number: EB00637591
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802779021
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Please log in to view pricing

Description

In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they began to find planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. More than eight hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them is anything like Earth and none could support life. Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer Michael Lemonick has unique access to these exoplaneteers, as they call themselves, and Mirror Earth unveils their passionate quest. Unlike competitors in other races, Geoff Marcy, Bill Borucki, David Charbonneau, Sara Seager, and others actually consult and cooperate with one another. But only one will be the first to find Earth's twin. Mirror Earth tells the story of their competition.

x-large
Author(s): Michael D. Lemonick
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2012

Sign up for our email newsletter