Download e-book for kindle: From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar by John Chambers,Jacqueline Mitton

By John Chambers,Jacqueline Mitton

The beginning and evolution of our sunlight method is a tantalizing secret that could someday supply solutions to the query of human origins. From dirt to Life tells the striking tale of the way the celestial items that make up the sun procedure arose from universal beginnings billions of years in the past, and the way scientists and philosophers have sought to solve this secret down throughout the centuries, piecing jointly the clues that enabled them to infer the sun system's structure, its age, and the main most likely means it formed.

Drawing at the background of astronomy and the most recent findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton supply the main up to date and authoritative remedy of the topic on hand. They study how the evolving universe set the level for the looks of our sunlight, and the way the nebulous cloud of fuel and mud that followed the younger sunlight finally grew to become the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist this day. They discover how all of the planets obtained its precise features, why a few are rocky and others gaseous, and why one planet in particular--our Earth--provided a nearly ideal haven for the emergence of life.

From dirt to existence is a must-read for an individual who wants to recognize extra approximately how the sunlight method got here to be. This attractive booklet takes readers to the very frontiers of recent learn, enticing with the newest controversies and debates. It finds how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary platforms are reworking our knowing of our personal sun system's excellent background and its attainable fate.

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