Planets everywhere

This artists’s cartoon view gives an impression of how common planets are around the stars in the Milky Way. The planets, their orbits and their host stars are all vastly magnified compared to their real separations. A six-year search that surveyed millions of stars using the microlensing technique concluded that planets around stars are the rule rather than the exception. The average number of planets per star is greater than one.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Identification:eso1204a
Date de publication:5 janvier 2012 16:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1204
Durée:22 s
Frame rate:30 fps

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Exoplanets
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body
Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Catégorie:Exoplanets

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