Two Quick Space Notes

Time for a couple quick links about space before I head to the office.

  1. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hubble sees ‘planet’ around star – Hubble spotted a planet orbiting a white dwarf star, the first direct observation of an extra-solar planet.
  2. ESA – Proba – Great Wall of China seen from space – The same European satellite that took that picture of San Francisco I posted last week has photographed the Great Wall of China from space, finally putting to rest a myth that the Great Wall is the only man made structure visible from orbit. Sure it is, if the observer has a really powerful telephoto zoom on a camera. Otherwise tough cookies.