4000 exoplanets, in sight and sound
In mid-June, the field of exoplanetary astronomy hit a big milestone: The discovery of the 4000th exoplanet. Wow. That’s a lot of alien worlds!
We have now discovered 4,000 exoplanets. Four. THOUSAND. Watch this astonishing and lovely video that maps each discovery on the sky with musical notes that correspond to features of the planet. Trust me here. This is very cool.