Month: <span>January 2011</span>

Why Don’t Exoplanets Match Astronomers’ Expectations?

A dispatch from the American Astronomical Society meeting.

SEATTLE—The most exhilarating science conference I’ve ever been to took place in San Antonio 15 years ago this week, when planet hunters Geoff Marcy and Paul Butler announced they had found two planets orbiting sunlike stars beyond our solar system. Coming a couple of months after another team, led by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, […]

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