11 April 2008

Beyond the skies

In a forest in southern England, Greg Parker runs a small astronomical observatory with the sort of individual love and enthusiasm that too often dies out as we leave childhood...

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By the time an equivalent of Professor Parker’s observatory (run, of course, by a robot version of Professor Parker) gives us the first deep sky view from somewhere out on the orbit of Pluto, whether or not life has beenfound on the way, the solar system will be a fully wired (or, rather, wireless) data neighbourhood with its roots in the work being done today.

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