Here’s a terrific visualization of all the multiple-planet systems discovered by the Kepler spacecraft as of February 2, 2011. The planets’ orbits go through the entire 3.5 year mission. The different colors represent different sized planets — “hot” colors are the big planets, cooler colors are the smaller ones, relative to the other planets in the system.
And the creator (dfabrycky ) also put together another visualization of just the small systems, too: (…) Read the rest of Orrery of Kepler’s Exoplanets (0 words)
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