Animation showing all known Exoplanets

In Science, Visualization by Fredy D. Oré

The space observatory ‘Kepler‘ launched by NASA to identify Earth-like planets in March 2009 has found just over 1700 planets to date.

This to-scale animation shows those identified planets and their orbits in relation to our solar system. Pretty astonishing.

The source code of the animation can also be found at GitHub.

Source: Engadget and Critical Section.