Five Billion Years Of Solitude

by Lee Billings

Five Billion Years Of Solitude

  • ISBN-13: 9781617230165
  • Author(s): Lee Billings
  • Subject: Astronomy, space & time
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Current
  • Publication Date: 27-11-2014
  • Format: p/b

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£15.00
Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets', including some that could be similar to our own world, and the pace of discovery is accelerating. In a fascinating account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with the world's top experts in the search for life beyond earth. He reveals how the search for exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge, but a search of hopes and dreams.'
About the book

Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets', including some that could be similar to our own world, and the pace of discovery is accelerating. In a fascinating account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with the world's top experts in the search for life beyond earth. He reveals how the search for exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge, but a search of hopes and dreams.'