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.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:opo1207a
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2014, 15:52
Size:3621 x 2392 px

About the Object

Name:Illustration
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Illustration Images


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