Planets, planets, everywhere…

Okay, now this is pretty awesome…notice all of the big planets in this poster? There’s a good reason for that.

Originally via the Universe Today.


And now here’s a slightly more sciencey version, which shows the distribution of planet candidates by size. Lots of things Neptune-sized or bigger, mostly because that’s what Kepler is the most sensitive to.

If you account for how sensitive Kepler is, this the fraction of stars that have Earths, super-Earths, Neptunes, and others. Pretty cool stuff.

Here’s the Kepler press release where I grabbed the last two science figures here. And the graphic artist that made the poster can be found here.


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