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Take a Fly-by Of All the Known Exoplanets

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Posted April 25, 2014

Here’s a fun trip through the galaxy, put together by PhD student Tom Hands at the University of Leicester: In the video below, you can fly to of all the known exoplanets (around single stars only), ordered roughly by semi-major axis of largest orbit. Hands said the video is designed to give the viewer an overview of the current distribution of exoplanets.

Hands used data from the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. 

This bubble chart shows the relative sizes of all discovered planets. The color corresponds to the mean equilibrium temperature of the planet. Click to interact on the Open Exoplanet Catalogue website.

This bubble chart shows the relative sizes of all discovered planets. The color corresponds to the mean equilibrium temperature of the planet. Click to interact on the Open Exoplanet Catalogue website.

Source: Universe Today, story by Nancy Atkinson

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