Saturday, 27 July 2013

"A Universe full of Planets"

As I've said before, we live in exciting times. For science, at least.  From astrobiologist Caleb Scharf writing in the New York Times, yesterday:
The phrase “scientific revolution” tends to get overused. But there is one happening right now that could arguably alter the entire trajectory of human existence by profoundly realigning what we know of the complex, undulating road that has taken us from atoms adrift in the void to living, thinking beings in merely four billion years.
Finding life on another planet, within our boomer lifetime -- now a real possibility....

The rest is here.