With the invention in 1995 of the 1st planet orbiting one other superstar, we now become aware of that planets aren't special to our personal sun procedure. for hundreds of years, humanity has puzzled no matter if we're by myself within the Universe. we're now ultimately one step toward realizing the reply. the search for exoplanets is a thrilling one since it holds the prospect that sooner or later we'd locate existence somewhere else within the Universe, born within the mild of one other solar. Written from the point of view of 1 of the pioneers of this medical event, this fascinating account describes the advance of the fashionable watching strategy that has enabled astronomers to discover such a lot of planets orbiting round different stars. It unearths the wealth of latest planets that experience now been came across outdoor our sunlight process, and the which means of this discovering because it issues different existence within the Universe. Michel Mayor is Director of the Observatory of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1995, including Didier Queloz, he chanced on the 1st extrasolar planet (51 Peg b) round a major series big name, and has found many extra when you consider that. His paintings earned him the celebrated Balzan Prize in 2000, for Instrumentation and methods in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Pierre-Yves Frei is a technological know-how journalist with the Swiss newspaper, Lausanne Hebdo. In 1998 he used to be presented the Media Prize of the Swiss typical Sciences Academy for technology popularization. Boud Roukema is the translator.
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