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Exoplanets: The Search for Another Earth

Written by: Danielle George
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Astronomy
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Technologically there’s never been a better time to search for a new earth beyond our solar system.

Professor Danielle George examines exoplanets in the so-called habitable zone. Those that have liquid water. And maybe even life.

She wonders how we might be able to take the our first ever high resolution picture of an exoplanet using the microchips found in mobile phones. And she meets world-leading astrophysicists to ask if within our lifetimes humans might step foot on an earth-like planet.

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beautiful

loved the narrator ! dived me into different organisations SETI , NASA , ESU , 🔭 on and on too good don't miss it , it's FREE for members!

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Good introduction to extraterrestrial world.

Brief and consise overview of challenges and current progress in search of exoplanets. Very informative.

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loved it

The never ending question of presence of an alien life, the search for another earth, the dark energy, the ever accelerating expansion of our universe and many more aspects have been discussed in this mini podcast. The narration and interviews from the people spending their day and nights to explore more of that space were quite exhilarating. This podcast left me wanting for more on the subject of exoplanets and space as whole.

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Too First and Not very Precise

too much ziboriss... No Need to tell the Location after you Name the institution.. and then same goes for experts.. It's not smooth.. just too first

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Exoplanets - explained for every one

Wow ! An excellent introduction to Exoplanets. Narrator has targeted the book for all audience, even explains basic units like Astronomical unit , light year etc..

The book covers a lot of topics - who discovered exoplanets , how do they find it , what are the future missions , how can you help and even have your name listed in the discovery - planethunters.org.

A must read for all astronomy buff , I wish we had more such books.

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captivating

I am waiting more such programmes on audible. Thanks Amazon for bringing Audible in our life. we need vibrant subjects of sciences on audible. I'll be glad to help for Hindi language based programmes.

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  • Swordflasher
  • 03-06-20

Ruined by incidental music alongside the narration

I tried to listen to this fascinating podcast, but kept being distracted by never knowing when background music would detract from my being able to focus on the narration.
Please stop doing this, Amazon! Please don't have background music while people are talking. Save it for the beginning and the end, or in between chapters if you must.

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  • craig massey
  • 14-06-20

diabolical

I hate the annoying music in the background it's so distracting and patronising don't buy!

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  • Rege
  • 01-06-20

It should appeal you if you're tech savvy.

It kept my attention throughout series, soundtrack adds more colors, and insightful and well thought concepts.

Really enjoyed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-20

Let's go exo!

This podcast is perfect for launching your imagination into interstellar space while our Earth is locked down.The passion of all involved was vitalising.I was initially very cynical of Amazon as a company but my opinion has slightly changed through making these wonderful educational resources available.A big thank you and well done to all involved for reminding us just how incredible existence is!

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  • springerlady
  • 11-07-20

brilliant content sham about the "music"

content excellent narrator good but intrusive strange repeatituve musak almost ruined some sections
please revise for benefit of other listeners

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  • MR R GURNEY
  • 21-06-20

Music

The music ruins the interesting content.

it's sounds like it's edited by someone on Mdma

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-20

Great listen

Really enjoyed this podcast, very informative and good humoured! Would recommend this for all ages and anyone interested in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-20

Great listen

Great overview of the current state of exoplanet exploration and fitting tributes to some of the greats of the past.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-20

Fantastic!

What a great introduction to the frontier of this branch of science. A great listen!

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  • Damian L
  • 14-06-20

Wonderful experience

Niesamowite jak szybko technologia idzie do przodu i jak mali zaczynamy sie wydawac na tle bilionow gwiazd. ale obiecujace jest ze sa ludzie na tej ziemi ktorzy tak mocno daza do uzyskania odpowiedzi mimo ze istnieje duze prawdopodbienstwo ze to ich wnuki beda dyskutowac o potwierdzonych wynikach.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-20

Good

Comments from scientist from around the world would have made this better, not just the anglo saxon community.

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  • Ian Bennett
  • 26-08-20

Needs to have better ideas

Having listened to the entire series I am disappointed in many of the parts. For example Danielle tells that she is a location. This is audio and so we are not able to see if this is true or not. What is missing is any references to interactive graphics or videos. these would have been nice to have included I feel.

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  • susan wee
  • 24-07-20

loved it

good information presented in an entertaining way. top experts. very understandable. plenty of food for thought.

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  • Andrew
  • 22-07-20

Good but too much music.

I liked the information and the interviews but I don't get why so many audible originals insist on playing so much music while people are talking... It's an educational audio book not a story.
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  • Jamie
  • 10-07-20

Nice overview but,

I would have preferred a bit more discussion of the hard science behind all these amazing discoveries.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-20

Exoplanets

In 2013 I completed an introductory course in Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life through Coursera lectured by Professor Charles Cockell UK Centre For Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. I found the course very interesting and have joined several Astrobiology groups worldwide. Exoplanets: The Search for Another Earth is an excellent audiobook anyone interested in this field of science.

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  • Mike JW Thorne
  • 25-06-20

Easy to read

Gave good info, reading good.
Information good, will listen to it again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-20

amazing

before this I had no idea about exoplanets. it's amazing to think of the possibilities of other life..... on the other hand, life is so fragile that it is also possible that we as humans are unique.....