Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
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Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

“For centuries humans have speculated about worlds beyond our solar system and life beyond Earth. In just the last few decades astronomers have discovered that most stars have planets, and that many of these planets could be habitable. Goldsmith recounts this stunning transformation in our cosmic understanding in a book that is comprehensive yet concise, and that prepares readers for the breakthroughs to come, including―perhaps withi...