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The Quest For Alien Planets : Exploring Worlds Outside The Solar System - Paul Halpern

The Quest For Alien Planets

Exploring Worlds Outside The Solar System

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Published: 1st August 2003
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An amazing journey throughout the universe in a search for other planets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Comment About Terminologyp. xxv
Introduction: The Lure of Unknown Worldsp. 1
Red Neighborp. 23
Invaders from Mars?p. 23
The Canal Controversyp. 26
Mariners and Vikingsp. 33
Rocky Revelationsp. 39
Earth's Other Neighborp. 44
The Far Reaches of the Solar Systemp. 47
Galileo's Scopep. 47
Requisites to Motionp. 52
Eyes in Spacep. 57
Realm of the Giantsp. 61
Planet Xp. 72
The Great Wobble Huntp. 79
A Matter of Distancep. 79
Bright Lightsp. 83
Stellar Menageriep. 86
Sirius Disturbancesp. 89
Barnard's Star Searchp. 94
The Skeptic of Sproulp. 102
Wobble Watchersp. 106
Riddle of the Pulsar Planetsp. 113
Duelling Announcementsp. 113
The Pulsar Planet that Almost Wasp. 116
The Mystery of Pulsarsp. 120
In a Flashp. 125
Second-Hand Worldsp. 128
The Confirmation Challengep. 132
By Jupiter! Giant Worlds Around Alien Starsp. 137
Planet-Hunting Seasonp. 137
Doppler Detectionp. 141
Bellerophon, the Horseman of Pegasusp. 148
Temperate New Territoriesp. 157
Novel and Eccentric Worldsp. 159
Seeing the Invisiblep. 165
Hidden Worlds: Planets as Dark Matterp. 169
The Hidden Majorityp. 169
Strange Rotationsp. 171
Spacetime's Wrinkled Fabricp. 182
Gavity's Rainbowp. 189
Macho Detectivesp. 193
Planet Sleuthsp. 195
The Other Side of Matterp. 198
Our Cosmic Fatep. 202
Signs of Lifep. 207
Questing Other Earthsp. 207
Vital Ingredientsp. 211
Seeking Suitable Sunsp. 213
How Close for Comfort?p. 216
The Right Slantp. 221
The Elusive Blue Skyp. 225
Competing with Darwinp. 230
Planetary Disk Pursuitp. 234
Making Contactp. 239
Ear to the Starsp. 239
The Wizard of Ozmap. 243
Greeting the Aliensp. 248
Lonely Silencep. 250
Phoenix Risingp. 258
Preparing for Contactp. 263
Conclusion: Pushing the Light Barrierp. 267
Referencesp. 273
Related Readingp. 277
Planet-Related Computer Sites on the World Wide Webp. 285
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780738208909
ISBN-10: 0738208906
Series: Exploring Worlds Outside the Solar System
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 14.02  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1