Often in science, a new insight doesn’t fit in with the old patterns. That means something, of course, is wrong – either the fresh idea, or everything we thought we knew leading up to it. In the latest installment of Clever Apes, we consider two of these curveballs.
Here at Clever Apes, we’re big proponents of giving the people what they want. First off, I have decided that they want a one-hour Clever Apes special, with our favorite segments from 2011 all gift-wrapped into one apey package.
Astronomers have spotted a six-planet solar system orbiting a star similar to the Sun. It’s part of a huge crop of new planets discovered by a team that includes a Chicago-area scientist.Most planets previously discovered outside our own solar system have been loners.