Five billion years of solitude: the search for life among the stars

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Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. Now Earth's isolation is coming to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of 'exoplanets' orbiting other stars, including some that could be similar to our own world. Studying those distant planets for signs of life will be crucial to understanding life's intricate mysteries right here on Earth. In a firsthand account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with top researchers. He reveals how the search for other Earth-like planets is not only a scientific pursuit but also a reflection of our culture's timeless hopes, dreams, and fears. This is a compelling story of the pioneers seeking the meaning of life in the infinite depths of space.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Extrasolar planets, Life on other planets, SCIENCE -- General, SCIENCE -- Physics, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution, SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics, SCIENCE. -- General, SCIENCE. -- Physics, Science / Astronomy, Science / Astrophysics & Space Science, Science / General
title_display Five billion years of solitude : the search for life among the stars
title_full Five billion years of solitude : the search for life among the stars / Lee Billings, Five billion years of solitude : the search for life among the stars [electronic resource] / Lee Billings, Five billion years of solitude [sound recording] : the search for life among the stars / Lee Billings
title_short Five billion years of solitude :
title_sub the search for life among the stars
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