The planet factory : exoplanets and the search for a second Earth
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[London, UK] ; [New York, NY, USA] : Bloomsbury Sigma, [2017].
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336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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English
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1472917723, 1472917731, 9781472917720, 9781472917737

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-324) and index.
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"The Planet Factory tells the story of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system. Discover the specks of dust that circle a young star come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth; the changing orbits of young planets that risk dooming the life forming on neighboring worlds or, alternatively, that can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Exoplanets are one of the greatest construction schemes in the universe and they occur around nearly every star you see. Each result is an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home? The Planet Factory discusses the way these planets form, their structure and features, and describes in detail the detection techniques used (there are many) before looking at what we can learn about the surface environments and planetary atmospheres, and whether this hints at the tantalizing possibility of life." --,Amazon.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tasker, E. (2017). The planet factory: exoplanets and the search for a second Earth . Bloomsbury Sigma.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tasker, Elizabeth. 2017. The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth. [London, UK] ; [New York, NY, USA]: Bloomsbury Sigma.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tasker, Elizabeth. The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth [London, UK] ; [New York, NY, USA]: Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tasker, Elizabeth. The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.

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