2013 | USA | Animation

Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates

  • English 3 mins
  • Director | Alex Harrison Parker

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This animation shows the 2299 high-quality (multiple transits), non-circumbinary transiting planet candidates found by NASA's Kepler mission so far. These candidates were detected around 1770 unique stars, but are animated in orbit around a single star. They are drawn to scale with accurate radii, orbital periods, and orbital distances.

NASA Kepler orbit astronomy data exoplanet