Author(s): A.P. Boss
At the end of a century marked by many frustrated quests to find other solar systems, astronomers have discovered Jupiter-sized gas planets orbiting suns like ours in other solar systems. Alan Boss examines how these explorers have profoundly altered our view of the universe.
"As an historical account of the long history of planet finding it is very good, and if you also want a detailed account of the workings of NASA committees then it is ideal." (Chemistry in Britain, November 2000)
Barnard's Remarkable Star. Other Stars, Other Planets. Barnard's Star Changes Its Course. Making Planets for Fun and Profit. I Thought I Saw a Brown Dwarf Last Night. We Know You Are Out There... ...And We Are Coming to Get You. Brown Dwarfs by the Handful. A Fresh Start. Who Ordered THAT? The Battle of Palomar Mountain. The Road Goes Ever On and On. The Swiss Hit.