Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The nth Planet

The Planet Hab Lab have made available this very cool infographic displaying all 786 currently confirmed exoplanets. Hover the cursor over any planet and you'll get a readout telling you its relative size, plus its year of discovery and atmospheric type for certain examples (no distances, sadly). The handful of planets known that are Earth-sized and smaller are a little hard to pick out amongst all the super-jovians, but it's a nifty way to browse through the menagerie of worlds that have been discovered over the past few years.

Click on the image to go to the interactive infographic. Also, Douglas Adams fans should highlight the entire image for a fun extra.

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