I approve of this Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows all the stars and planets that Kepler has imaged so far:

Exciting times indeed. Now if we can just hurry up and find out what is orbiting our nearest neighbours (Alpha Centauri) then so much the better. We know a little bit already (that is, what isn't orbiting Proxima Centauri) but that doesn't tell us what we want to know, exactly what types of planets are orbiting each of the three. Patience...


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