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Video: Kepler's Alien Dance
7 November 2013 11:30 am
Check it out: all the planets in multiple-transit systems that NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered so far. Produced by Daniel Fabrycky, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, the visualization reveals the relative sizes of the orbits and planets in systems where more than one planet orbits a star. That’s a whopping 1471 planets in 588 systems—nearly half of the 3538 potential planets that Kepler has discovered to date. The colors correspond to each planet’s distance from its central star. Our own solar system is in gray, and KOI-351, the first seven-planet system Kepler found, is the most colorful. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the dance of 1471 potential planets.
*Update, 7 November: This article now includes the number of potential planets in the video and the number of potential planets that Kepler has discovered to date.