Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Exoplanet Fly Through Video

Hey Space Placers!

How would you like to fly through 1,774  exoplanets?

Well, now you can courtesy of a new video

You have to watch it a couple of times as it is a bit dizzying in the dark and in full screen HD mode (recommended viewing settings) to see all of the planets beyond our solar system whirling around their parent star at different speeds. Multiple exoplanets WHIZ by their star while exoplanets far removed from their star move much more slowly.

You can read details about the video and how it was made here.

Truly amazing to see and contemplate all of those worlds and the TRILLIONS more that are out there. Remember, it is estimated that there are 10 planets for every star we see in the Milky Way Galaxy. Which really means this applied to all galaxies as we are not unique in any way.

Enjoy the ride.

Sky Guy in VA

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