Friday, October 10, 2014

First Exoplanet was Detected in....1917

Recognition of the First Observational Evidence of an Extrasolar Planetary System




With 20-20 hindsight, it is now possible to say that the first observational indication -- by any means -- of the existence of an extrasolar planetary system came almost a century ago when van Maanen discovered and noted the spectrum of the nearest single white dwarf to Earth.

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