Paul Halpern leads us through an interplanetary adventure as we seek out new planets, brilliant stars, and extraterrestrial life forms. The only book of its kind to detail the important discoveries of the first known worlds beyond the solar system, The Quest for Alien Planets explores the unfolding search for planets both similar and alien to Earth. This book is inspired by the certain knowledge that our solar system is not unique. Halpern boldly guides us through the astonishing discoveries of yesterday and today that pave the cosmic road to new planets, space migration, and extraterrestrial life, as we enter a vast future that promises untold surprises. The Quest for Alien Planets reveals the exciting drama behind humankind's intergalactic endeavors, and details the trailblazing exploits that are propelling our new age of discovery.