Princeton University Press, July 2023
Joshua Winn, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences
For centuries, people have speculated about the possibility of planets orbiting distant stars, but only since the 1990s has technology allowed astronomers to detect them. At this point, more than 5,000 such exoplanets have been identiﬁed, with the pace of discovery accelerating after the launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the Webb Space Telescope. In The Little Book of Exoplanets, Princeton astrophysicist Joshua Winn offers a brief and engaging introduction to the search for exoplanets and the cutting-edge science behind recent ﬁndings. In doing so, he chronicles the dawn of a new age of discovery — one that has rapidly transformed astronomy and our broader understanding of the universe.