Augusto Carballido is an astrophysicist who has performed research on the early stages of planet formation. He is a fervent advocate of scientific outreach, and he would like to walk on Mars one day. He enjoys scuba diving, mountain climbing and writing. You can follow his blog here.
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Posted 2014/04/16 02:50 CDT | 9 comments
How did planets originate? This is a question that has puzzled scientists for centuries, but one which they have been able to tackle directly only in the last few decades, thanks to two major developments: breakthroughs in telescope technology and ever-increasing computing power.