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In Placing Outer Space Lisa Messeri lines how the placemaking practices of planetary scientists rework the void of house right into a cosmos choked with worlds that may be identified and explored. Making planets into locations is primary to the day-by-day practices identities of the astronomers, geologists, and machine scientists Messeri reviews. She takes readers to the Mars desolate tract examine Station and a NASA examine heart to debate methods scientists adventure and map Mars. At a Chilean observatory and in MIT's labs she describes how they detect exoplanets and envision what it'd be wish to inhabit them. Today’s planetary technology finds the universe as densely inhabited via evocative worlds, which in flip tells us extra approximately Earth, ourselves, and our position within the universe.

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