Saturday, February 10, 2007

"French planet-seeking satellite gets to work" ...

... looking for planets, of course. In other star systems.
Dubbed COROT, the satellite carries a telescope capable of detecting small, rocky planets by measuring the light emitted by a star and detecting the drop in brightness caused when a planet passes in front of it.
Good. Let's hope it finds something worthy of exploration and possible settlement down the road..

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