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NEW YORK, Sep. 3, 2008 (Reuters) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, famous for its manned missions to the moon, announced the creation of the Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration on Wednesday.
The fellows will search for life on planets outside our solar system, the so-called exoplanets, more than 300 of which have been discovered since 1994.
Originally posted by Max_TO
What I can't understand is why they don't focus on finding life in our solar system ???
Originally posted by Discotech
I'd rather they finally got round to exploring that great big ocean we have washing up on our shores before venturing into space,
n addition, the agency wants to attract young scientists who share Sagan's wonderment about the cosmos who will dedicate themselves to answering the question, "Are we alone?" through improved telescope technology or other means.