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The Resource Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth, Alan Boss

Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth, Alan Boss

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Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth
Title
Universal life
Title remainder
an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth
Statement of responsibility
Alan Boss
Title variation
Inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After decades of painstaking planning, NASA's first dedicated exoplanet detection mission, the Kepler space telescope, was launched in 2009 from Cape Canaveral. Kepler began a years-long mission of looking for Earth-like planets amongst the millions of stars in the northern constellations of Lyra and Cygnus. Kepler's successful launch meant that it was only a matter of time before we would know just how many Earth-like planets exist in our galaxy. A revolution in thinking about our place in the universe was about to occur, depending on what Kepler found. Are Earths commonplace or rare? Are we likely to be alone in the universe? Only Kepler could start to answer these vexing questions. Universal Life provides a unique viewpoint on the epochal events of the last two decades and the excitement of what will transpire in the coming decades. Author Alan Boss's perspective on this story is unmatched. Boss is the Chair of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, and was also on the Kepler Mission science team. Kepler proved that essentially every star in the night sky has a planetary system, and that most of these systems contain a habitable world, potentially capable of evolving and supporting life. Universal Life summarizes the current state of exoEarth knowledge, and also reveals what will happen next in the post-Kepler world, namely the narrowing of the search for habitable worlds to the stars that are the closest to Earth, those that offer the best chances for future ground- and space-based telescopes to search for, and detect, possible signs of life in their atmospheres. We have come far in the search for life beyond the Earth, but the most exciting phase is about to begin: we may soon be able to prove that we are not alone in the universe
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DLC
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1951-
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Boss, Alan
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB820
LC item number
.B688 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Habitable planets
  • Exobiology
Target audience
adult
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Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth, Alan Boss
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Don't take no for an answer -- Waiting for Kepler to deliver the goods -- Astro 2010 comes to bat -- Barcelona is in Catalonia, not in Spain -- Witness protection program -- The president proposes, congress disposes -- Open for business, under new management -- Bring out your dead -- Ominous signs from Maryland -- Ground-based telescopes score a hat trick -- And that's not all -- Proxima centauri b arrives on stage -- Speaking of the decadal survey -- November 8, 2016, a date which will -- And the winners are -- Say, could you help me out -- The pre-decadal-survey decadal survey
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190864057
Lccn
2018012947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1024173261
  • (OCoLC)1024173261
  • 992514
Label
Universal life : an inside look behind the race to discover life beyond earth, Alan Boss
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Don't take no for an answer -- Waiting for Kepler to deliver the goods -- Astro 2010 comes to bat -- Barcelona is in Catalonia, not in Spain -- Witness protection program -- The president proposes, congress disposes -- Open for business, under new management -- Bring out your dead -- Ominous signs from Maryland -- Ground-based telescopes score a hat trick -- And that's not all -- Proxima centauri b arrives on stage -- Speaking of the decadal survey -- November 8, 2016, a date which will -- And the winners are -- Say, could you help me out -- The pre-decadal-survey decadal survey
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190864057
Lccn
2018012947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1024173261
  • (OCoLC)1024173261
  • 992514

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