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The Aliens Are Coming! The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

by Ben Miller

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The Aliens Are Coming! The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe Synopsis

For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe. In the last few years, scientists have made huge strides towards answering that question. What soon becomes clear is that the hunt for extra-terrestrials is also an exploration of what we actually mean by life. What do you need to kickstart life? How did the teeming energy of the Big Bang end up as frogs, trees and quantity surveyors? How can evolution provide clues about alien life? What might it look like? (Probably not green and sexy, sadly.) As our probes and manned missions venture out into the solar system, and our telescopes image Earth-like planets with ever-increasing accuracy, our search for alien life has never been more exciting - or better funded. The Aliens are Coming! is a comprehensive, accessible and hugely entertaining guide to that search, and our quest to understand the very nature of life itself.

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ISBN: 9781847445025
Publication date: 04/02/2016
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781847445025
Publication date: 4th February 2016
Author: Ben Miller
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,
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About Ben Miller

Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiting a supermassive black hole. He is also an actor, comedian and approximately one half of Armstrong & Miller. He's presented a BBC Horizon documentary on temperature and a Radio 4 series about the history of particle physics, and wrote a regular science column in The Times. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut. @ActualBenMiller

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