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.
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.