Friday, November 14, 2008

Hubble Photographs Extra Solar Planets

The Hubble Space Telescope was used to take a photograph of a planet orbiting another star, the first such photograph made. Its just a white dot in the picture, but its an astounding achievement.

Read About it on the NY Times


Josh said...

I was wondering what your solution to the Drake equation would be. Also thanks for writing Linear Algebra Demystified, very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Dr McMahon

Off topic, but for good reason.

I have recently purchased Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, and String Theory Demystified.

I just wanted to say these are truly amazing books; you have done an excellent job in explaining basic concepts in a very straight forward and well organized fashion.

I have spent years trying to teach myself these subjects, and have learned more reading just a few chapters of these books than from all the other books I have purchased over the years.

They should engrave your books in granite so they can survive the ages.

Keep up the good work!