2005-03-25

Go toward the light

VOA News - Astronomers See Light of Distant Planets for First Time

In very cool science news, astronomers can actually "see" an extrasolar planet, or two actually. Like a lot of science, this isn't earth-shattering, but is really interesting. For the time, the primary method for finding extrasolar planets will have to remain the old look-for-wobbling-stars method, but maybe as technology gets better, we will be able to start looking for planets directly.

Well, unless the budget for such research gets cut so some Navy pilot can go play geologist on Mars.

3 comments:

Saheli said...

Dude, I can't believe you wrote the old look-for-wobbling-stars method. Weren't we like, there, when that started>? It can't be old! Oh, how aging hurts.

Anonymous said...

oh come on, you know those Navy guys digging for water on Mars are more important than planets we can't POSSIBLY reach in our lifetime. Where else are we going to go when Earth turns to shit?

Renee said...

crap, I was supposed to post that as me, not as anonymous.