Space Planet


  • Planets outside of the Solar System
    • Not orbiting the Sun
  • Difficult to find due to the brilliant glare of the stars they orbit
    • Indirect observation is best for detection
  • Thousands of exoplanets have been catalogued
    • Most are far more massive or larger in size than Earth
      • Smaller planets are simply harder to detect
      • Smaller planets are actually more common than larger planets

Detection Techniques

Exoplanet Discovery Missions