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A revolution in astronomy: How we came to know what we know

Oct. 14, 2013, 3:29 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

Science has progressed from wild speculation about Earth’s planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better understanding of our celestial neighborhood, David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes in “Scientific American.”