Other worlds - the known exoplanets

posted: 1652 days ago, on Wednesday, 2013 Jun 05 at 23:18
tags: astronomy, outreach.

Inspired by an XKCD plotting the relative sizes of the known exoplanets, this infographic updates the XKCD version to include all confirmed exoplanets as at end-2012. Three inset diagrams show the distribution of exoplanet masses (93% are more than ten times Jupiter's mass), the discovery methods (radial velocity measurements have revealed 61% of them), and a time-line of exoplanet discovery (1987-2012) which shows the bloom in exoplanet finds over the years. The diagrams were prepared from data extracted from the NASA Exoplanet Archive.

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