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Planet hunter : Geoff Marcy and the search for other Earths / Vicki Oransky Wittenstein.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 523.24 WIT (Text) 37323001884132 CHILD_NON Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch 523.24 WIT (Text) 78551000360824 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield J 523.24 Wittenst (Text) 31208911272070 children non-fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) J 523.24 WIT (Text) 30032010523881 JUVENILE NON-FICTION Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette J 523.2 Wit (Text) 31951003523054 Children's Room - Non-Fiction Available -
 Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the search for other Earths.: This book is in memory of Iva Blagrave - "Children's Non-Fiction Collection 2009-2010"

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  • ISBN: 9781590785928 (lib. bdg.) :
  • ISBN: 1590785924 (lib. bdg.) :
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 45) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Hunting for planets like Earth -- A rooftop telescope and a dream -- Finding a detection method -- Discovering the first extrasolar planets -- Life on alien worlds -- The next generation of planet hunting.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 05/15/2010
SLJ Mar 2010
Horn Bk May 2010
Summary, etc.: He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer. But he was not on track to make major discoveries. Eventually, he went back to the questions that thrilled him as a boy: Are we alone? Do Earth-like planets orbit the stars in the night sky? It would not be easy to find a planet outside our solar system. Others had tried and failed. But Marcy never gave up. Since 1995, he and his colleagues have discovered nearly half of the 380 known "extrasolar" planets. Stunning paintings transport the reader to the exotic worlds that he and others have found.
Target Audience Note: Lexile: 1080.
1080 Lexile.
Subject: Marcy, Geoff.
Extrasolar planets.
Life on other planets.

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