You may have seen the news earlier this week about another discovery of a planet outside our solar system. These discoveries are coming fast and furious these days...it is exciting.
Are you feeling a little unsatisfied after reading the press releases and mainstream news articles? Are you yearning for more information?
Check out the blog Systemic, which is devoted to extrasolar planetary systems. And they don't just post about the latest news, but also are engaged in collaborative research:
The near-term goal of the systemic research collaboration is to improve our statistical understanding of the galactic planetary census. This will be accomplished through a large-scale simulation in which the public is invited to participate. No prior experience or expertise with Astronomy is required. All you need is an Internet connection and a desire to learn and explore.Not only is Systemic informative, but it is beautifully designed.
Check it out.