#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, December 3rd, 2013 19:54
#2 By: Jardine, December 3rd, 2013 20:31
That method seems a lot smarter than my method of sending kerbals on a suicide mission.
#3 By: silkox, December 3rd, 2013 21:48
Excellent timing: yesterday's xkcd.
#4 By: Wrecksdart, December 4th, 2013 14:58
The phrase "golden age" seems a bit cliched nowadays, but exoplanet science appears to be moving at a rapid pace. Logically, watching specks of light to see if they're moving toward, or away, from the viewer makes perfect sense. But the scales of distance, the powers involved! I believe it was 1997 when the first groups of exoplanets were found by scientists like Geoff Marcy and others, and the tally has only grown since then. Amazing stuff.
#5 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, December 8th, 2013 19:54
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