Week 12, 2022: NASA Confirms Existence of 5,000 Exoplanets!

Statistics of exoplanet discoveries as of (2022-Mar-21)

As of March 21, 2022, there are now 5,005 confirmed exoplanets discovered across 3,759 star systems, with 8,738 more well on the way, awaiting confirmation on follow-up observations! The illustration above (by NASA/Caltech) shows the population of all discovered planets by size and composition. In addition, different renditions of 117 star systems are now available as addons for Celestia

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Newest Addons of the Week

These are the newest and updated add-ons available for download starting this week (Mar 20 - 26, 2022) by category

Asteroids & NEOs

66391 Moshup and its moon, Squannit

Exoplanets

HD 154088 b

Fictional

The planets of 107 Piscium

ArcBuilder Universe

Galaxies

The Milky Way viewed from the outside

Hypothetical & Disproven

The disproven planets of Kepler-70

Spacecraft

Mir during the last Shuttle-Mir mission, STS-91, in June 1998

Conceptual

  • X-20 by ScyBladeghost and Adirondack

Updates

Stars

The massive white dwarf star known as WD 1832+089

Scripts


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