The diversity of planets orbiting other stars is far greater than what our own solar system has to offer. Our solar system basically consists of just two types of planet: the rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Other stars are orbited by hot Jupiters, ocean planets, icy planets or super-Earths. And that's no wonder: there are hundreds of billions and most probably many trillions of planets in our Milky Way alone, so they exist in almost every variation that is physically possible! Take a tour and visit some of the planets we have discovered in the last years.

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Kepler-186f: An Earth-Size Exoplanet in the Habitable Zone Kepler-186f: An Earth-Size Exoplan...
Hot Exoplanet Hot Exoplanet
Icy Exoplanet Icy Exoplanet
Kepler-10c - A Mega-Earth Kepler-10c - A Mega-Earth
GJ 1214 b GJ 1214 b
Kepler-22b Kepler-22b
Hot Jupiter with Liquid Iron Rain Hot Jupiter with Liquid Iron Rain

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