Nobel Prize-winning scientist says alien life will be found within the next 30 years

Professor Michel Mayor and Professor Didier Queloz, both working in Switzerland, were awarded for discovering the first exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star other than our own in 1995. 51 Pegasi b is a gaseous ball similar to Jupiter and was discovered by the professors at the Haute-Provence Observatory in southern France in 1995. Since this initial discovery, over 4,000 exoplanets have been found – 1,900 of which have been confirmed. Professor Queloz and Professor Mayor’s discovery is now regarded as a pivotal moment in astronomy that changed our understanding of our place in the universe. No planet other than those in our own solar system had ever been found before. 

 

 

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