Tuesday, January 27, 2009

355 extra-solar planets...

have been discovered since 1993. That is, planets outside our solar system that are orbiting other stars.

The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope - the replacement for the aging Hubble Space Telescope - is scheduled for launch in 2013 and will have the ability to image these objects and perform spectroscopic studies of their atmospheres.

What a great time for science.

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