New Space Telescope To Survey For Nearby Earthlike Worlds

Credit: Kim Shiflett/NASA
Years before NASA’s Kepler space telescope revealed that the galaxy is replete with planets, some astronomers were trying to figure out how to survey the solar neighborhood for potential Earthlike worlds. But that was not what Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicist George Ricker was...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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