From the August 2010 issue

Going beyond earthlike planets

Fascinating as it would be to discover an exoplanet similar to our world, there's a lot more to learn about when it comes to extrasolar planets.
By | Published: August 23, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
HD 69830
Artist view of planetary system around HD 69830.

Astrophysicist Alan P. Boss looked into the formation of a variety of exoplanets by asking, “How do you make a giant exoplanet?”