“All These Worlds are Yours” –NASA’s Search for Alien Planets Transforms Our View of the Milky Way

  “All these worlds are yours,” wrote Arthus C Clarke in Space Odyssey 2010. Today, the count of confirmed Kepler exoplanets has passed 3,500 since 1995, when the detection of 51 Pegasi b, a roasting giant in a close orbit around a sun-like star, rang in the era of fast-paced exoplanet discovery. Dozens, then hundreds, … Continue reading “All These Worlds are Yours” –NASA’s Search for Alien Planets Transforms Our View of the Milky Way