In search of a second Earth
Did you know that there are around 300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy? Lisa Kaltenegger goes in search of the so-called exoplanets and explains under which circumstances extraterrestrial life is possible.
Science is closer than ever to solving the mystery of life in space.
In this revised and expanded new edition of her 2017 bestseller, renowned astrophysicist and astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger provides an insight into the latest research and takes us on a voyage of discovery through the Milky Way. She presents basic physical knowledge in an entertaining way and explains what is important in the search for life in the universe. Humorous illustrations also introduce the reader to phenomena such as super-earths, rocky planets and habitable zones.
»In a galaxy with 300 billion stars, there are surely untold billions of other planets out there. Is anyone home on any of them? Few astronomers are approaching that question as creatively as Lisa Kaltenegger«
»Kaltenegger’s style of writing is uncomplicated yet extremely vivid, making the mysteries of the universe accessible to everyone.«