Konstantin Batygin is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Caltech. His primary research interests lie in the field of planetary astrophysics. He is fascinated by a wide variety of problems related to the formation and evolution of the Solar System, dynamical evolution of exoplanets, as well as physical processes inherent to planetary interiors and atmospheres.
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Posted 2011/05/23 07:35 CDT | 0 comment
Some parallels exist between Odysseus' journey and the discoveries of exoplanets. What initially started out as a well-planned trip from Troy back to Ithaca, turned into a series of rather unfortunate events, with episodes of fighting Cyclops and having your crew turned into swine.