How Do Astronomers Actually Find Exoplanets?

By Joseph Strombergsmithsonian.comMarch 19, 2014 Read original article here. Finding exoplanets starts with choosing to believe that they exist. Inductive reasoning, where you use your premise to supply evidence for your conclusion, does the rest. A handful of ingenious methods have been used to detect the planets too far away for us to see. A …

October 15th

Most people think that popular science (SciPop) has measured the cosmos, and that Earth's internal structure is well known. They also think that it's all been measured by spacecraft, like Star Trek.