By Lisa Messeri

In Placing Outer Space Lisa Messeri lines how the place-making practices of planetary scientists remodel the void of area right into a cosmos choked with worlds that may be recognized and explored. Making planets into locations is relevant to the day-by-day practices identities of the astronomers, geologists, and machine scientists Messeri experiences. She takes readers to the Mars desolate tract examine Station and a NASA learn heart to debate methods scientists event and map Mars. At a Chilean observatory and in MIT's labs she describes how they detect exoplanets and envision what it'd be prefer to inhabit them. Today’s planetary technological know-how finds the universe as densely inhabited by means of evocative worlds, which in flip tells us extra approximately Earth, ourselves, and our position within the universe.

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