Young researchers like their job but performance metrics (e.g number of publications) are taking a toll on their mental health.
The observatory from which peg 51b was discovered was about to be closed in the 90s, because it wasn't "profitable" enough. Mayor was refused funding for his exoplanet detection idea.
Discovering the first exoplanet was a game changer. But making such discoveries isn't possible if you let capitalism decide which research gets funded and which does not.
Réponse dans le Monde à la volonté d'appliquer le darwinisme social à la recherche.
Ground based surveys depend on either Elon Musk's good will, or lawmakers' ability to act. I'm not very optimistic about the outcome.
Jurassic Park-like "Life finds a way" with mosquitoes: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49660-6
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