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The Earth as a Distant Planet - A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds (Hardcover, Edition.) Loot Price: R3,253
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The Earth as a Distant Planet - A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds (Hardcover, Edition.): M. Vazquez, E....

The Earth as a Distant Planet - A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds (Hardcover, Edition.)

M. Vazquez, E. Palle, P. Montanes Rodriguez

Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

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In The Earth as a Distant Planet, the authors become external observers of our solar system from a distance and try to determine how one can understand how Earth, the third in distance to the central star, is essentially unique and capable of sustaining life. The knowledge gained from this original perspective is then applied to the search for other planets outside the solar system, or exoplanets.

Since the discovery in 1992 of the first exoplanet, the number of planet detections has increased exponentially and ambitious missions are already being planned for the future. The exploration of Earth and the rest of the rocky planets are Rosetta stones in classifying and understanding the multiplicity of planetary systems that exist in our galaxy. In time, statistics on the formation and evolution of exoplanets will be available and will provide vital information for solving some of the unanswered questions about the formation, as well as evolution of our own world and solar system. Special attention is paid to the biosignatures (signs of life) detectable in the Earth's reflected spectra and the search for life in the universe.

The authors are experts on the subject of extrasolar planets. They provide an introductory but also very much up-to-date text, making this book suitable for researchers and for advanced students in astronomy and astrophysics.

General

Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York
Country of origin: United States
Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Release date: April 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: M. Vazquez • E. Palle • P. Montanes Rodriguez
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 422
Edition: Edition.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4419-1683-9
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Solar system
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Solar system > General
LSN: 1-4419-1683-0
Barcode: 9781441916839

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