Planets everywhere (artist’s impression)

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.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1204a
Type:Kunstværk
Udgivelsesdato:11. januar 2012 19:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1204
Størrelse:3621 x 2392 px

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Navn:Exoplanets, Milky Way
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Milky Way : Cosmology
Kategori:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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