• by Michael Summers
  • Narrated by Jon Bennett
  • 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than 2,000 exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, remarkable in their variety. Astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.


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not out of this world

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

A few interesting bits but more filled up with stuff most people already knew like history.
I was hoping for more information on exoplanets

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- Bilberry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-04-2017
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC