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.