Product information "Die Erforschung der Exoplaneten"
Are there also planets around other stars? This question was answered with "Yes" only as recently as 1995. Since then, large telescopes and space probes are looking for them. By now almost 2,000 exoplanets are known. 20 years after the first discovery this book takes extensive stock: Which types of exoplanets are known, how does one search for them nowadays, and why is it so difficult to discover a second earth?