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Beautiful Interactive Map of the Exoplanets

by Kenny Hoeschen
Beautiful Interactive Map of the Exoplanetszoom in

This amazing interactive map¬†from Scientific American presents two different views of known exoplanets: either grouped by the exoplanet’s distance from the Sun, or the exoplanet’s position in our sky. Attentive readers will notice the grouping of exoplanets indicated in the Northern Hemisphere — that’s because the Kepler satellite aims at that area of the sky.

The planets are grouped into four categories: gas giants (massive planets the size of Jupiter and larger), super-Earths (between two and 10 Earth masses), Neptunian (more than 10 Earth masses), and Terrestrial (an Earth-like size).

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