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The Resource Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin, Michael D. Lemonick, (electronic resource)

Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin, Michael D. Lemonick, (electronic resource)

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Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin
Title
Mirror Earth
Title remainder
the search for our planet's twin
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Lemonick
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they detected three planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. The planets were nothing like Earth, however: They were giant gas balls like Jupiter or Saturn. More than five hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them could support life. Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer Michael D. Lemonick has unique access to these exoplaneteers, as they call themselves, and Mirror Earth unveils their passionate quest. Geoff Marcy, at the University of California, Berkeley, is the world's most successful planet hunter, having found two of the first three extra-solar planets. Bill Borucki, at the NASA Ames Research Center, struggled for more than a decade to launch the Kepler mission--the only planet finder, human or machine, to beat Marcy's record. David Charbonneau, at Harvard, realized that Earths would be much easier to find if he looked at tiny stars called M-dwarfs rather than stars like the Sun--and that he could use backyard telescopes to find them! Unlike those in other races, the competing scientists actually consult and cooperate with one another. But only one will be the first to find Earth's twin. Mirror Earth is poised to narrate this historic event as the discovery is made"--
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1953-
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Lemonick, Michael D.
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.L46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Planetary science
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin, Michael D. Lemonick, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802779021
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C3D679E2-021F-4C9D-B558-336F25D08B93
System control number
  • 992855
  • (OCoLC)ocm811247278
  • 4575-34160
  • (OCoLC)811247278
  • (OCoLC)ocn811247278
  • 992855
Label
Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin, Michael D. Lemonick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802779021
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C3D679E2-021F-4C9D-B558-336F25D08B93
System control number
  • 992855
  • (OCoLC)ocm811247278
  • 4575-34160
  • (OCoLC)811247278
  • (OCoLC)ocn811247278
  • 992855

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