James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’
How much of the galaxy have we searched for planets beyond the solar system? Not an awful lot…so we can only imagine what lies out there.
The discovery by 2019 #NobelPrize laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz started a revolution in astronomy and over 4,000 exoplanets have since been found in the Milky Way. Strange new worlds are still being discovered, with an incredible wealth of sizes, forms and orbits. pic.twitter.com/nqhJcJGJTv
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Here’s Didier Queloz talking about the discovery of that first known exoplanet.
“At that time I didn’t think at all it was a planet. I just thought something was wrong.”