Imagined life : a speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals
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Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019].
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Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019].
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232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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1909
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English

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Includes index.
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Trefil, J., & Summers, M. (2019). Imagined life: a speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals . Smithsonian Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Trefil, James, 1938- and Michael Summers. 2019. Imagined Life: A Speculative Scientific Journey Among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals. Smithsonian Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Trefil, James, 1938- and Michael Summers. Imagined Life: A Speculative Scientific Journey Among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals Smithsonian Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Trefil, James, and Michael Summers. Imagined Life: A Speculative Scientific Journey Among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals Smithsonian Books, 2019.

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