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Exoplanet Neighborhood Poster

 

This is a 36"x24" poster print of xkcd #1298, a chart of Earth's newly-discovered exoplanetary neighborhood. Thanks to recent planet-hunting advances, we've learned that potentially habitable Earth-sized planets are incredibly common.

This chart extrapolates from that data to show the number and sizes of planets we now believe exist in the habitable zones of stars near us, potentially within range of our next generation of telescopes.

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