exoplanet

Drake on Drake’s Equation

I’ve seen our knowledge of exoplanets go from nothing to thousands in less than two decades. I’m optimistic that within the next two we’ll know if there is life out there.

Is SETI Hopeless?

Today’s manhunt in Boston for the alleged Marathon bomber has pretty much buried yesterday’s story that NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered three exoplanets that contain water and support life. The discovery is interesting, of course, but to my mind a little sad because it’s highly unlikely that human beings will ever visit a star system […]