Michael Summers

Michael Summers is a planetary scientist and professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University. Since 1989, he has served on the mission teams of several NASA space probes in the role of science planning and interpretation of spacecraft observations. He is currently a co-investigator on the NASA New Horizons mission to the Pluto-Charon double planet, where he serves as the deputy lead of the Atmospheres Theme Team.

  • Exoplanets

    By Michael Summers and James Trefil

    Read by Jon Bennett

    Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System

    Astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore remarkable recent discoveries.

    "...imaginative voyages to five un-Earthly types of planet, and their implications for life and intelligence elsewhere than on Earth are concisely illuminated by astrophysicists Summers and Trefil in this marvelously fascinating and wonderfully accessible...book." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged