Alien Planets

Alien Planets

Book - 2017 | Revised edition.
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"An introduction to extrasolar planets, with information about their formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, World Book,, 2017.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780716624950
0716624958
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: What is a planetary system?
What is in the solar system?
Focus on: how the solar system formed
What is an extrasolar planet?
What was the first extrasolar planet found?
How many extrasolar planets have been discovered?
How many other planetary systems are there?
How far away are other planetary systems?
Do most other planetary systems have stars like the sun?
Focus on: what other planetary systems might be like
Is it hard to find extrasolar planets?
How do astronomers look for extrasolar planets?
Focus on: the Doppler effect in finding exoplanets
Which planet-finding method have astronomers used the most?
Have scientists ever seen an extrasolar planet?
Are any extrasolar planets like Earth?
What is a super-Earth?
What is a pulsar planet?
Focus on: what extrasolar planets might look like
What is a gas giant?
What is a hot Jupiter?
What is a hot Neptune?
What makes Earth right for life?
Is there life on extrasolar planets?
Why is the size of an extrasolar planet important?
How will scientists know if there is life on an extrasolar planet?
Are there new ways to search for extrasolar planets?
Summary: "An introduction to extrasolar planets, with information about their formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

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