Round Round Worlds

In Exoplanets by Brian Koberlein1 Comment

We often talk about discovering exoplanets, or planets around other stars, but simply stating the number of confirmed planets doesn’t really press home the idea that we are discovering entire worlds, and entire solar systems around other stars.

In the video above, all the confirmed systems up to this year are displayed along with their relative sizes and orbits. Obviously the planet scale is different from the orbit scale.

This is an orrery of known solar systems. These are just the ones we’ve discovered in a small patch our our galaxy.


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