This Look At Some Of The Key Questions Of The Cosmos And Human Interactions It Is Brain Food With Flair, And Nearly Impossible To Put Down What A Fun Ride This Book Is Alan Stern, Principal Investigator Of NASA S New Horizons Pluto Mission And Former Head Of The Space Agency S Science Mission Directorate Perhaps Since The Dawn Of Language, Humankind S Most Profound Quest Has Been To Answer The Question Are We Alone Mr Wall S Book Takes Us On An Insightful, Engaging, And At Times Humorous Journey Through The Cosmos, And Explains Why We May Now Be On The Verge Of Answering That Question Bill Diamond, President And CEO Of The SETI Institute.We Ve All Asked Ourselves The Question It S Impossible To Look Up At The Stars And NOT Think About It Are We Alone In The Universe Books, Movies And Television Shows Proliferate That Attempt To Answer This Question And Explore It In OUT THERE Space.com Senior Writer Dr Michael Wall Treats That Question As Merely The Beginning, Touching Off A Wild Ride Of Exploration Into The Final Frontier He Considers, For Instance, The Myriad Of Questions That Would Arise Once We Do Discover Life Beyond Earth An Eventuality Which, Top NASA Officials Told Wall, Is Only Drawing Closer What Would The First Aliens We Meet Look Like Would They Be Little Green Men Or Mere Microbes Would They Be Found On A Planet In Our Own Solar System Or Orbiting A Star Far, Far Away Would They Intend To Harm Us, And If So, How Might They Do It And Might They Already Have Visited OUT THERE Is Arranged In A Simple Question And Answer Format The Answers Are Delivered In Dr Wall S Informal But Informative Style, Which Mixes In A Healthy Dose Of Humor And Pop Culture To Make Big Ideas Easier To Swallow Dr Wall Covers Questions Far Beyond Alien Life, Venturing Into Astronomy, Physics, And The Practical Realities Of What Long Term Life Might Be Like For We Mere Humans In Outer Space, Such As The Idea Of Lunar Colonies, And Even Economic Implications Dr Wall Also Shares The Insights Of Some Of The Leading Lights In Space Exploration Today, And Shows How The Next Space Age Might Be Brighter Than Ever.
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- Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)
- Michael Wall
- 14 May 2018 Michael Wall