” Further ahead, I’d like to see tiny spacebots – smaller than your cell phone – travel outside our solar system to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. By keeping the mass of those spacebots low, we could more easily accelerate them. “


” If few worlds have microbial life, it dramatically reduces the chances that more complex organisms exist. “


” We now know that stars which are abundant in heavy metals are five times more likely to harbor orbiting planets than are stars deficient in metals. “


” 55 Cancri is extraordinarily rich in heavy elements and extraordinarily efficient at making planets – much more so than our sun – and those elements are the very ones you need to make planets that aren’t just gas giants. “


” As our sensitivity improves, we are finally seeing planets with longer orbital periods, planetary systems that look more like our solar system. “



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Further ahead, I
If few worlds have microbial life, it dramatically reduces the chances that more complex organisms exist.
We now know that stars which are abundant in heavy metals are five times more likely to harbor orbiting planets than are stars deficient in metals.
55 Cancri is extraordinarily rich in heavy elements and extraordinarily efficient at making planets - much more so than our sun - and those elements are the very ones you need to make planets that aren
As our sensitivity improves, we are finally seeing planets with longer orbital periods, planetary systems that look more like our solar system.

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