PerspectiveAstronomy

Dusty Disks and Planet Mania

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Science  10 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5374, pp. 182-183
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5374.182

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Summary

Astronomers have been reporting with increasing frequency the discovery of objects that appear to be planetary bodies orbiting distant stars. In his Perspective, Kalas discusses some of the most recent reports and wonders if the community hasn't been swept up by planet-mania.