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By Michael Carroll

Ever because the Montgolfier's scorching air balloon carried a poultry, a goat, and a duck into the Parisian skies, scientists have dreamed of instruments to discover the ambience. With the arrival of the distance age, new airborne innovations have been wanted. From the Soviet Venus balloons to the complex stories of blimps and airplanes for the atmospheres of Mars and Titan, Drifting on Alien Winds surveys the numerous inventive and infrequently wacky principles for exploring alien skies. via historic images and wonderful unique work by means of 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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