Looking Outward: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
Astronomers have detected hundreds of planets around other stars. This map shows the location of “nearby” extra-solar planets. Someday we may find small, rocky worlds like those of our own inner solar system. What might they be like? Watery Earth, scorched Venus, or desert Mars?
Image Number: WEB13805-2014
Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)
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