November 07, 2003
Shhh... Be Vewwy Quiet... We're Hunting for Pwanets...

BBCnews is carrying this article summarizing Europe's latest effort at space exploration... the Darwin project. Composed of new instruments as well as new ways of looking at things, the Darwin project will attempt to find planets capable of supporting life orbiting nearby stars. Their first candidate goes by the esoteric designation HD 172051. "Just" 42 light years away, it apparently holds great promise.

Posted by scott at November 07, 2003 10:48 AM

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