hutch0 (hutch0) wrote,

sensawunda korner

Y'all have heard about this by now, but I felt my old soul go all fluttery when I heard that astronomers have finally taken visible-light photographs of planets orbiting a star twenty-five light-years away.
The three planets they've managed to capture in visible and infra-red orbit the star Fomalhaut, and obviously they're all gas giants rather than terrestrial-sized rocky bodies, but my god. When I was a kiddie what we knew about Mars was still educated guesswork, and now we're actually looking at planets orbiting another star. Land of wonders, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Land of wonders.
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