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‘Imagined Life’ imagines the odd critters of different planets
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‘Imagined Life’ imagines the odd critters of different planets

A living being is formed by the earth in which it dwells. Thinking about the wild assorted variety of species on Earth, simply envision the oddities that could develop on drastically various sorts of planets — maybe dark leafed "plants" that flourish in diminish light or even animals made of metal instead of carbon. In Imagined Life, physicist James Trefil and planetary scientist Michael Summers set out on a safari through the cosmos, conjuring up the zoological garden that may occupy a portion of the a great many exoplanets found so far. A significant number of the book's parts investigate potential life on different types of worlds, each tremendously not at all like Earth. Despite the fact that fanciful and fun, the pair's endeavors are grounded in science and hold fast to two primary...