Passages | Science News

SUPPORT SCIENCE NEWS

Science News is a nonprofit.

Help us keep you informed.


Feature

Passages

Revealing the nature of exoplanets

By
11:33am, July 9, 2007

Eleven years ago, David Charbonneau was a new graduate student at Harvard University's astronomy department, eager to explore the birth of the universe. "Then I learned of the incredible first discoveries that had just been announced in exoplanets," he recalls. Those objects, the first planets found outside the solar system, prompted Charbonneau to drop the Big Bang like a hot potato. He's been hunting for exoplanets ever since.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from this issue of Science News

[title_1]
From the Nature Index Paid Content