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By Michael Carroll

Ever because the Montgolfier's sizzling air balloon carried a bird, a goat, and a duck into the Parisian skies, scientists have dreamed of gadgets to discover the ambience. With the appearance of the gap age, new airborne innovations have been wanted. From the Soviet Venus balloons to the complicated stories of blimps and airplanes for the atmospheres of Mars and Titan, Drifting on Alien Winds surveys the various inventive and sometimes wacky principles for exploring alien skies. via ancient images and attractive unique work through the writer, readers additionally discover the elements on planets and moons, from the simmering acid-laden winds of Venus to liquid methane-soaked skies of Titan.

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