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Take a Fly-by Of All the Known Exoplanets

Here’s a fun trip through the galaxy, put together by PhD student Tom Hands at the University of Leicester: In the above video, 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.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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