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Every Planet in the Galaxy!

Posted by Mat Kaplan

20-06-2012 10:24 CDT

Topics: fun, extrasolar planets

Isn't xkcd great?  Here, it puts every known planet, including those in our solar system, in an illustration that looks remarkably like a test for color blindness. Thanks to Society member and PlanRad listener David Kaplan (no relation) for making sure I saw this.

xkcd Illustrates Every Exoplanet
xkcd Illustrates Every Exoplanet
The great web comic xkcd collects every known planet.
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alpha-helix: 06/21/2012 01:35 CDT

Squashing some more of our chauvinisms. Makes one feel insignificant and exhilarated at the same time. Nice!

bware: 06/25/2012 07:28 CDT

Looking at this data set it appears that, on this set only, there are 4 major planet size ranges as a majority. Even based upon random chance of discovery, with this total it still brings up the question of why these 4 major sizes? Yes technology enhancements, ground based vs space based observations explain the individual but not the entire set. Why these 4 major sizes? Because the other sizes are not found or are not there, simply reiterates the question.

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