An exoplanet is a planet that orbits another star other than the Sun; since 1988, approximately 2000 of them have been confirmed. This post, inspired by Ethan Kruse‘s Kepler Orrery IV, visualises and animates exoplanets, together with their habitable zones. The data comes from the NASA Exoplanet Archive and it only includes the confirmed exoplanets with known orbits and temperature. You can find a complete list of all discovered exoplanets since January 2021 in the Exoplanet Catalogue.
Before introducing the exoplanetary orreries, this is the inner part of our solar system.Continue reading