Planet hunter : Geoff Marcy and the search for other Earths
Source:Boyds Mills Press, Volume 1st, Honesdale, Pa., p.48 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr QB820 .W58 2010 F
Keywords:Extrasolar planets, Extrasolar planets--Juvenile literature, Geoff, Life on other planets, Life on other planets--Juvenile literature, Marcy
Contents: Hunting for planets like Earth -- A rooftop telescope and a dream -- How to find a planet -- Discovering the first extrasolar planets -- The next generation of planet hunting.; Summary: 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.
Lexile measure 1080; Book level 7.6; Ages 14-18