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              Books by Therese Encrenaz

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              Planets: Ours And Others - From Earth To Exoplanets
                

              Planets: Ours And Others - From Earth To Exoplanets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Encrenaz, Therese

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              What is a planet? The answer seems obvious, but nonetheless the definition of a planet has continuously evolved over the centuries, and their number has changed following successive discoveries. The decision endorsed by the International Astronomical Union to remove Pluto from th...e list of planets in 2006 well illustrates the difficulty associated with their definition. The recent discovery of hundreds of exoplanets around nearby stars of our Galaxy opens a new and spectacular dimension to astrophysics. We presently know very little about the physical nature of exoplanets. In contrast, our knowledge of Solar System planets has made huge progress over the past decades, thanks, especially, to space planetary exploration. The purpose of this book is first to characterize what planets are, in their global properties and in their diversity. Then, this knowledge is used to try to imagine the physical nature of exoplanets, starting from the few parameters we know about them. Throughout this book, as we explore the subject, we keep in mind the ultimate question of the search for possible extraterrestrial life: Could life exist or have existed in the Solar System and beyond? Therese Encrenaz is Emeritus Senior Scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She works at the Observatoire de Paris, at the Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA). She is a specialist of the study of planetary atmospheres, and has been involved in several space missions.
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              ISBN 9789814525152
              Released AU 15 Sep 2013
              Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
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              The Solar System
                

              The Solar System (Hardback, 3rd ed. 2004)

              Translated by Dunlop, Storm; By Encrenaz, Therese; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Blanc, M.; Barucci, Maria-Antonietta

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              Provides information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative planetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.

              ISBN 9783540002413
              Released AU 26 Jan 2004
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              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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              The Solar System
                

              The Solar System (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 3rd ed. 2004)

              Translated by Dunlop, Storm; By Encrenaz, Therese; Bibring, Jean-Pierre; Blanc, M.; Barucci, Maria-Antonietta

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              In this third corrected and revised edition students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative pl...anetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.
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              ISBN 9783642055300
              Released AU 19 Oct 2010
              Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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              Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets
                

              Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009)

              By Ollivier, Marc; Encrenaz, Therese; Roques, Francoise; Selsis, Franck; Casoli, Fabienne

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              The discovery of extrasolar planets in recent years has opened a new field of astronomy and spurred a rapid rise in observational and theoretical research. This text introduces planetary systems and explores them from all aspects.

              ISBN 9783642094866
              Released AU 30 Nov 2010
              Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
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              Series Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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              The Outer Planets and their Moons: Comparative Studies of the Outer Planets prior to the Exploration of the Saturn System by Cassini-Huygens
                

              The Outer Planets and their Moons: Comparative Studies of the Outer Planets prior to the Exploration of the Saturn System by Cassini-Huygens (Hardback, 116th 2005 ed.)

              Edited by Encrenaz, Therese; Kallenbach, R.; Owen, T.; Sotin, Christophe

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              Aims to review the knowledge on 4 major themes: the study of the formation and evolution processes of the outer planets and their satellites; a study of the atmospheres of the outer planets and Titan; the study of the planetary magnetospheres and their interactions with the solar... wind; and the formation and properties of satellites and rings.
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              ISBN 9781402033629
              Released AU 1 Sep 2005
              Publisher Springer
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Space Sciences Series of ISSI
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              Infrared Astronomy with ISO
               

              Infrared Astronomy with ISO (Hardback, UK ed.)

              Edited by Encrenaz, Therese; Kessler, M. F.

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              Proceedings of the workshop on [title], held in Les Houches, France, June 1991, designed to help the astronomical community in the preparation of observations for the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) satellite. This mission, which will explore the infrared sky during 18 months (1...994-1995) in Earth orbit, will be one of the major projects of space a
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              ISBN 9781560720782
              Released AU 1 Jan 1992
              Publisher Nova Science Publishers Inc
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              The Exoplanet Revolution
                

              The Exoplanet Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lequeux, James; Encrenaz, Therese; Casoli, Fabienne

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              Understanding how diverse planet systems were formed and how they evolved are challenges that hundreds of researchers are working on. Does any of these planets harbor life?We do not yet have an answer, but the new means of observation that astronomers have and will soon have at t...heir disposal are so powerful that they could give a first answer soon
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              ISBN 9782759822102
              Released AU 9 Sep 2020
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              Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets
                

              Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Hardback)

              By Ollivier, Marc; Encrenaz, Therese; Roques, Francoise; Selsis, Franck; Casoli, Fabienne

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              Addresses the question of planetary systems from various aspects. Starting from the facts (the detection of more than 300 extraterrestrial planets), this book describes the various methods used for these discoveries and proposes a synthetic analysis of their global properties.

              ISBN 9783540757474
              Released AU 1 Dec 2008
              Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
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              Series Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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              The New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets
               

              The New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets (Paperback, 2007 ed.)

              By Casoli, Fabienne; Encrenaz, Therese

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              Provides information on the detection and exploration of extrasolar planets. It examines the range of extrasolar planets that have been discovered over the years, and discusses the formation of planetary systems. It also demonstrate how life might evolve on an extrasolar planet a...nd how such life might be detected.
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              ISBN 9780387449067
              Released AU 10 Apr 2007
              Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Popular Astronomy
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              Searching for Water in the Universe
                

              Searching for Water in the Universe (Paperback, 2007 ed.)

              By Encrenaz, Therese

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              Offers an imaginative journey through the Universe in search of water. This book begins by re-introducing the molecule H2O, its physical and chemical characteristics, its cosmic formation and abundance. It then describes the methods by which the presence of water is detected, wit...hin the solar system and beyond.
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              ISBN 9780387341743
              Released AU 19 Oct 2006
              Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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              Series Popular Astronomy
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