How We Find Other Earths: Technology and Strategies to Detect Planets Similar to Ours
How We Find Other Earths: Technology and Strategies to Detect Planets Similar to Ours
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Annotation: Dscribes the techniques with which astronomers and astrophysicists seek out worlds similar to our native planet throughout the vastness of the universe, includes the history of this search, methods used, and the variety of planets found.
Catalog Number: #113644
Binding Type: Library Binding
Common Core/STEAM: STEAM STEAM
Teaching Materials
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 112 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-499-46292-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-499-46292-0
Dewey: 523.2
LCCN: 2015033394
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-107) and index.
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12

This volume describes the techniques with which astronomers and astrophysicists seek out worlds similar to our native planet throughout the vastness of the universe. Breaking down sometimes complicated concepts for beginning students of the cosmos, it includes the history of this planetary quest from ancient to modern times, contemporary methods used to find exoplanets, and their sheer diversity. Altogether, this otherworldly exploration, visually rich with the imagery of the heavens, gives readers a great entry point into a branch of astronomy that has thrilled inquisitive minds for millennia.