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Artist's Impressions of Space »2«

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Exoplanets (habitable)

Here are some examples of nearly Earth-sized and super-Earth sized and potentially habitable exoplanets that were discovered in the last couple of years.
Proxima b
Proxima b
Kepler-452b
Kepler-186f
Kepler-62f
Kepler-62f with 62e as morning star
Gliese 667 Cc
Gliese 667 Cb
Kepler-442b
Kepler-22b
Kepler-1229b
Wolf 1061c
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Exoplanets (non-habitable)

Here are some examples of nearly Earth-sized and super-Earth sized exoplanets that are not habitable (for life based on water).
55 Cancri e (Janssen)
Kepler-438b
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Exoplanets (Gas giants)

Here are some examples of confirmed giant exoplanets consisting mostly of gas.
Kepler-16b
Kepler-16b
Beta Pictoris b
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Glossary

Earth-sized
mass and radius of a planet similar to the Earth (appr. 0,8-1,25 Earth radii)

exoplanet
a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun

gas giant
giant planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium (like Jupiter, Saturn)

ice giant
giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium (like Uranus, Neptune)

super-Earth
an exoplanet with a mass higher than Earth's, but substantially below the mass of ice giants; with a radius between 1,25 and 2 Earth radii

terrestrial planet
rocky planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals (like Earth), it has less than 1,6 Earth radii (R⊕) and not more than 5 Earth masses (M⊕)


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Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 6 21:42
Amazing list and pics my friend. : )
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 6 21:43
Thank you!
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 3 19:19
Awesome collection! Beautiful!

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