I admit it.
I'm a super-sucker for any kind of news about exoplanets.
It's probably my love of the concept of alien life, or maybe my wish to see a future like that I grew up experiencing in works of science fiction. Whatever the case, my heart starts racing every time NASA (or any other space agency) announces a new discovery.
I'm particularly happy that the NASA space telescope Spitzer, an infra-red observatory, has detected direct light from one of the "super earth" classified planets in another solar system!
Watch for yourself!
(Video is courtesy Space.com & NASA)
I've heard rumor of a space observatory scheduled to launch that might actually be able to photograph an exoplanet. I hate to say this, but I saw it on a science channel show and now I can't remember the name. Once I track it down, I'll blog about it.