Would there, could there be inhabitable planets with more than one sun, like the iconic Tatooine?
Back in the 1990s I remember reading several articles, concerning different projects, describing how the Hubble Space Telescope had just “discovered a black hole for the first time.” In almost every case it was indirect evidence, usually but not always better than evidence previously in hand. In almost every case, it was a good and […]
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.
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 […]