Twenty Worlds

The Extraordinary Story of Planets Around Other Stars

Niall Deacon

Twenty Worlds

Niall Deacon

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216 pages | 27 color plates, 4 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
Cloth $22.50 ISBN: 9781789143386 Will Publish August 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Thirty years ago, the only planets we knew were the ones orbiting our own sun; we now know of thousands of other worlds orbiting distant stars. In this book, astronomer Niall Deacon journeys to twenty of these globes: from giant, blisteringly hot planets orbiting close to their parent stars to planets that float through the cold wilderness of space alone, and from dead stars shredding asteroids to worlds made of diamond—and even planets that may be similar to the Earth. Deacon also takes in the latest exoplanet discoveries and explains how astronomers have come to learn so much about these strange and distant worlds. Twenty Worlds tells a sweeping story, of real planets around other stars, and it will fascinate a universe of fans of popular science and astronomy.
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