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An exoplanet seen from its moon (artist's impression)

The diversity of exoplanets is large — more than 800 planets outside the Solar System have been found to date, with thousands more waiting to be confirmed. Detection methods in this field are steadily and quickly increasing — meaning that many more exoplanets will undoubtedly be discovered in the months and years to come.

As an international scientific organisation, the IAU dissociates itself entirely from the commercial practice of selling names of planets, stars or or even "real estate" on other planets or moons. These practices will not be recognised by the IAU and their alternative naming schemes cannot be adopted.

Credit:

IAU/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:iau1301a
Type:Artwork
Release date:12 April 2013, 17:15
Related releases:iau1301
Size:4800 x 2997 px

About the Object

Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Press Release Images
• X - Illustrations


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