Daily Archives: February 24, 2012

  • How Science Works: Is GJ1214b a Waterworld?

    Many of you will have heard of the “waterworld” (IMO, much more interesting than this waterworld) that was confirmed with a publication earlier this week by Berta et al. What’s cool about this story to me as a scientist is what a beautiful example it is of the scientific method in action. This is far from the first publication on this planet: a quick google scholar search for “GJ1214b” in the title returns 11 results. The planet first appears in references in this Nature article, announcing its discovery as a planet with 6.55 the mass of the Earth