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Exoplanètes [Exoplanets]

By: David Fossé(Author), Philippe Bouchet(Illustrator)
160 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Editions Belin
Exoplanètes [Exoplanets]
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Language: French

1995. The discovery of the first exoplanet around another sun was a shock. 51 Pegasi b is twice as big as Jupiter and the year lasts a hundred hours. Astronomers are facing a world that can not exist ... 20 years later, research is in full swing and the diversity of extrasolar worlds is absolutely extravagant. Ocean planets, ultra-compact planetary systems, giants that evaporate and even planets with three or four suns now populate the sky ...

But what would the exoplanets look like if we could observe them as we observe the Earth? What would we see if we could fly over them with a space probe, tread their soil (for those who have it!), Or navigate their atmosphere?

Contemplating what never has been: this is the challenge that David Fossé and Manchu have met with a passion. They unite their talent here to allow all lovers of space to take off to 14 of these worlds, each more surprising than the other. This unprecedented synthesis of knowledge on a major topic in astronomy, a formidable cocktail of scientific rigor and imagination, will fascinate all those who dreamed one day from elsewhere by raising their heads to look at the stars.

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1995. La découverte de la première exoplanète autour d'un autre soleil est un choc. 51 Pegasi b est deux fois plus grosse que Jupiter et l'année y dure une centaine d’heures ! Les astronomes sont confrontés à un monde qui ne peut pas exister… 20 ans plus tard, la recherche bat son plein et la diversité des mondes extrasolaires s’avère absolument extravagante. Planètes-océans, systèmes planétaires ultra-compacts, géantes qui s'évaporent et même planètes à trois ou quatre soleils peuplent désormais le ciel…

Mais à quoi ressembleraient les exoplanètes si on pouvait les observer comme on observe la Terre ? Que verrait-on si on pouvait les survoler avec une sonde spatiale, fouler leur sol (pour celles qui en possèdent !), ou naviguer dans leur atmosphère ?

Donner à contempler ce qui ne l’a jamais été : c’est ce défi qu’ont relevé avec passion David Fossé et Manchu. Ils unissent ici leur talent pour permettre à tous les amoureux de l’espace de décoller vers 14 de ces mondes, tous plus surprenants les uns que les autres. Ce travail de synthèse des connaissances sans précédent sur un sujet majeur en astronomie, formidable cocktail de rigueur scientifique et d’imagination, fascinera tous ceux qui ont un jour rêvé d’ailleurs en levant la tête pour regarder les étoiles.

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By: David Fossé(Author), Philippe Bouchet(Illustrator)
160 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Editions Belin
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