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– The Astrological eMagazine – April 2016
– The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics
– The Hunt for Planet X

2 Astronomers and astrophysicists are making revolutionary advances in our understanding of planets, stars, galaxies, and even the structure of the universe itself The Decade of Discovery presents a survey of this exciting field of science and offers a prioritized agenda for space- and ground-based research into the twenty-first century
The book presents specific recommendations, programs, and expenditure levels to meet the needs of the astronomy and astrophysics communities
Accessible to the interested lay reader, the book explores:
The technological investments needed for instruments that will be built in the next century
The importance of the computer revolution to all aspects of astronomical research
The potential usefulness of the moon as an observatory site
Policy issues relevant to the funding of astronomy and the execution of astronomical projects
The Decade of Discovery will prove valuable to science policymakers, research administrators, scientists, and students in the physical sciences, and interested lay readers

3 Ever since the serendipitous discovery of planet Uranus in 1871, astronomers have been hunting for new worlds in the outer regions of our solar system This exciting and ongoing quest culminated recently in the discovery of hundreds of ice dwarfs in the Kuiper belt, robbed Pluto from its ‘planet’ status, and led to a better understanding of the origin of the solar system
This timely book reads like a scientific ‘who done it’, going from the heights of discovery to the depths of disappointment in the hunt for ‘Planet X’ Based on many personal interviews with astronomers, the well-known science writer Govert Schilling introduces the heroes in the race to be the first in finding another world, bigger than Pluto

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