Lists of planets

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These are lists of planets. A planet is a large, rounded astronomical body that is neither a star nor its remnant. The best available theory of planet formation is the nebular hypothesis, which posits that an interstellar cloud collapses out of a nebula to create a young protostar orbited by a protoplanetary disk. There are eight planets within the Solar System; planets outside of the solar system are also known as exoplanets.

Artist's concept of the potentially habitable exoplanet Kepler-186f

As of 12 April 2024, there are 5,609 confirmed exoplanets in 4,167 planetary systems, with 948 systems having more than one planet.[1] Most of these were discovered by the Kepler space telescope. There are an additional 1,983 potential exoplanets from Kepler's first mission yet to be confirmed, as well as 977 from its "Second Light" mission and 4,612 from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.[2]

Transit: 4,166 (74.4%)Radial velocity: 1,087 (19.4%)Microlensing: 210 (3.8%)Direct imaging: 68 (1.2%)Transit-timing variation: 29 (0.5%)Eclipse timing variation: 17 (0.3%)Orbital brightness modulation: 9 (0.2%)Pulsar timing variation: 7 (0.1%)Astrometry: 3 (0.1%)Pulsation timing variation: 2 (0.0%)Disk kinematics: 1 (0.0%)
  •   Transit: 4,166 (74.4%)
  •   Radial velocity: 1,087 (19.4%)
  •   Microlensing: 210 (3.8%)
  •   Direct imaging: 68 (1.2%)
  •   Transit-timing variation: 29 (0.5%)
  •   Eclipse timing variation: 17 (0.3%)
  •   Orbital brightness modulation: 9 (0.2%)
  •   Pulsar timing variation: 7 (0.1%)
  •   Astrometry: 3 (0.1%)
  •   Pulsation timing variation: 2 (0.0%)
  •   Disk kinematics: 1 (0.0%)

In the Solar System edit

Outside the Solar System edit

Distribution of confirmed exoplanets with respect to distance from the Sun

Lists of exoplanets by year of discovery edit

Extrasolar systems
Exoplanets by method of detection
Records in exoplanet detection
Potential terrestrial exoplanets

Fictional or non-scientific planets edit

Mixed edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Exoplanet and Candidate Statistics". NASA Exoplanet Archive. Retrieved 12 April 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Exoplanet and Candidate Statistics". NASA Exoplanet Archive. NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. Retrieved 14 March 2024.

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