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Author Trefil, James, 1938- author.

Title Imagined life : a speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals / James Trefil, Michael Summers.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  576.8 TRE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  576.839 TREFIL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  576.8 TRE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  576.839 TREFIL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  576.839 TREFIL    Check Shelf
Description 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "It is now known that we live in a galaxy with more planets than stars. The Milky Way alone encompasses 30 trillion potential home planets. Scientists Trefil and Summers bring readers on a marvelous experimental voyage through the possibilities of life--unlike anything we have experienced so far--that could exist on planets outside our own solar system. Life could be out there in many forms: on frozen worlds, living in liquid oceans beneath ice and communicating (and even battling) with bubbles; on super-dense planets, where they would have evolved body types capable of dealing with extreme gravity; on tidally locked planets with one side turned eternally toward a star; and even on "rogue worlds," which have no star at all. Yet this is no fictional flight of fancy: the authors take what we know about exoplanets and life on our own world and use that data to hypothesize about how, where, and which sorts of life might develop. Imagined Life is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn how the realities of our universe may turn out to be far stranger than fiction"--Amazon.
Subject Life on other planets -- Popular works.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Popular works.
Extrasolar planets -- Popular works.
Habitable planets -- Popular works.
Extrasolar planets. (OCoLC)fst00919041
Extraterrestrial beings. (OCoLC)fst01742248
Habitable planets. (OCoLC)fst01738509
Life on other planets. (OCoLC)fst00998301
Added Author Summers, Michael, 1954- author.
ISBN 9781588346643
1588346641
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