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Farside

The Grand Tour Series: Book #19
By Ben Bova
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki / 9 hours 39 minutes

Farside, the side of the moon that never faces Earth, is the ideal location for an astronomical observatory. It is also the setting for a tangled web of politics, personal ambition, love, jealousy, and murder. Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. The race is on to obtain photographs and spectra that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth-and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system, as well as a vast array of radio antennas-the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth's radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon's solid mass. Building the Farside observatory is a complex and often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the moon-under constant bombardment by hard radiation and infalling micrometeoroids-builders must work in cumbersome spacesuits and use robotic machines as much as possible. Breakdowns, both mechanical and emotional, are commonplace. Accidents happen, some of them fatal. But what they ultimately find will stun everyone, and the human race will never be the same.

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Author
Narrator Stefan Rudnicki
ISBN 9781481592802
Length 9 hours 39 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #109,404 Overall
Genre Rank #1,670 in Science Fiction
 

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