7 July 2004

We are less alone

This BBC article, et al., is reporting that astronomer Kailash Sahu has used the Hubble over a seven-day period to find up to 100 new extra-solar planetary systems.

The astronomers expect it should be possible to study the atmospheres of between 10% and 20% of the planets discovered.

When are we going to suck it up and just schedule people to maintain the damn thing?

[ posted by sstrader on 7 July 2004 at 8:17:35 AM in Science & Technology ]