I stumbled upon this great little visualization of the exoplanets discovered by the Kepler probe, as current as February of this year. It shows us all the planets we’ve found so far, plotted relative against our own solar system; keeping planet sizes in scale with one another, and the sizes of orbits in scale as well.* It’s a clever way to bring the scope of everything we’ve found so far into focus. As always, letting people ‘see’ information exceeds other methods by an order of magnitude.
Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 2:41:00
Kepler Exoplanet Candidates
by Jer Thorp