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By Lisa Messeri

In Placing Outer Space Lisa Messeri strains how the place-making practices of planetary scientists remodel the void of area right into a cosmos full of worlds that may be identified and explored. Making planets into locations is important to the day-by-day practices identities of the astronomers, geologists, and laptop scientists Messeri stories. She takes readers to the Mars wilderness study Station and a NASA study middle to debate methods scientists event and map Mars. At a Chilean observatory and in MIT's labs she describes how they notice exoplanets and envision what it might be wish to inhabit them. Today’s planetary technology unearths the universe as densely inhabited by way of evocative worlds, which in flip tells us extra approximately Earth, ourselves, and our position within the universe.

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