All 786 known planets, to scale

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PostWed Jun 20, 2012 8:53 am » by One-23

An amazing illustration for you all :flop:

This is our solar system Image
The rest of these orbit other stars and were only discovered recently.
Most of them are huge because those are the kind we learned to detect
first, but now we're finding that small ones are actually more common.
We know nothing about what's on any of them.
With better telescopes, that would change.
This is an exiting time.

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