The International Space Orchestra- picture Neil Berrett © Nelly Ben Hayoun
By Jill Tarter
As I get older I’ve been thinking more about Arthur C. Clarke’s three laws – Wikipedia renders them this way:
By Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer
The latest planets turned up by NASA's Kepler telescope are - like the kids in Lake Wobegone - gratifyingly above average.
These new worlds offer both promise and insights, because they've got traits that are both appealing and mildly disconcerting.