Scientists are closer than ever to discover whether life exists on other planets. ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE? is a passionate account of this fascinating search for Earth 2.0 and of what we can gleam on a horizon filled with fascinating new worlds.
Lisa Kaltenegger, a pioneer that shapes this search and a world-leading expert in characterization of other worlds, takes us on a breathtaking journey from our home, the Pale Blue dot called Earth, into the vast universe. From recently discovered worlds to the latest surprises to the top ten worlds that shook our worldview, she is our guide on this exciting trip from the Milky Way to the cosmos.
In an easy accessible way, and with the help of Mandy Fischer’s amusing comics and info graphics, this book explains the scientific basics and reveals what is involved in the search for life beyond our solar system.
Your view of our night sky will never be the same, once you take Lisa Kaltenegger up on her invitation to explore the universe and take part in one of humankind’s biggest adventures: the search for life is the universe.
»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.«
»Through a powerful narrative that’s sure to inspire wonder and awe, Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, shares her research on newly discovered planets outside our solar system.«
Aspen Ideas Festival, 2016