Innovative way to stabilise and control the spacecraft Kepler 2, needed to monitor distant stars with transiting planets
NASA’s Kepler space telescope scanned a very tiny portion of the sky for planets and came out with 3538 known and candidate exoplanets. This beautiful multiple juxtaposition of these candidates are shown to be moving to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Very poetic, yet scientific!
Source: New Scientist
No doubt Earth is the most habitable of all, but it does not hold the perfect score. Luckily, it’s not human who is making Earth less than perfectly habitable, but rather it is due to “tidal flexing“.
Source: Daily chart: Life on Mars and elsewhere | The Economist.