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Hunting for Other Worlds

29 Jun 2018, 10:00 UTC
Hunting for Other Worlds ESO/N. Bartmann/spaceengine.org

Ever since the first detection of a planet orbiting a pulsar in 1992, astronomers have been keenly searching for more, driven by perhaps the most profound question for humanity: is there life elsewhere in the Universe? ESO’s observatories are equipped with a unique arsenal of instruments primed to search for and study these planets, and ESO Fellow Matias Jones is one of our exoplanet hunters. We chatted with him about how ESO searches for other worlds and what we have found so far.

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