Exoplanet discovery milestones
PlanetQuest has a new slideshow feature depicting the major milestones in exoplanet discovery, set against some very impressive astronomical artwork. I love that genre of art… it offers the grandeur of a universe that we can understand physically, but much of which our species will never witness in person.
Anyway, it’s a good presentation. It could use a “Back to Start” button at the end, but that’s a small nit. As things are going lately in the booming field of planet-hunting, there are likely to be many more slides coming soon, presenting many more discoveries. I’m hoping the eventual last one shows a fuzzy visible-light telescope image of a green and blue crescent.