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TechnologyStunning video maps out all of the 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA since the first distant world was spotted in 1992

19:50  12 july  2019
19:50  12 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Stunning video maps out all of the 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA since the first distant world was spotted in 1992© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The first exoplanets - a world not in our own solar system but orbiting another star - was spotted in 1992 going round the pulsar PSR 1257+12. Since then NASA has found more than 4,000 - crossing the landmark figure last month NASA has released a stunning visualisation of all the exoplanets it has ever spotted, including those from dedicated world-hunting crafts Kepler and TESS.

The first exoplanets - a world not in our own solar system but orbiting another star - was spotted in 1992 going round the pulsar PSR 1257+12.

Since then NASA has found more than 4,000 - crossing the landmark figure last month.

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Since 1992 , astronomers have discovered thousands of new worlds in deep space, and some may be habitable. The first was found in 1992 . Two artists have illustrated all of those discoveries in 60 seconds What the animated exoplanet timeline shows. The video shows a flattened map of the

Stunning video maps out all of the 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA since the first distant world was spotted in 1992© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Kepler was the catalyst for this deluge of discoveries following its successful 2010 launch as the far away planets are extremely difficult to observe and study The incredible visualisation of where each exoplanet is in the night sky was made by NASA using data from System Sounds, a science outreach project.

In the 27 years since the first exoplanets were spotted,the rest of the discoveries came at a trickle, before a flood of new finds thanks to dedicated telescopes.

All are tracked in the known catalogue of exoplanets and often receive complex names to keep track of their identity.

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The first definitive exoplanet discovery wasn't made until 1992 . That's a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we've come in refining our view of the universe, NASA created the above video visualizing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered .

NASA has released a map of 4 , 000 planets that exist outside of our solar system. “Our NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission discovered a world that's smaller than Earth and larger than Mars, orbiting a NASA have now created a video visualising the discovery of the exoplanets .

Stunning video maps out all of the 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA since the first distant world was spotted in 1992© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited TESS took up the mantle of chief planet hunter following the demise of Kepler when it eventually died earlier this year as it eventually ran out of fuel

It refined its techniques and was extremely efficient at gathering data on exoplanets.

Kepler would measure any dips in brightness in front of a star which may indicate the passing of a planet.

It then analysed this signature to find out details of its atmosphere and size.

TESS took up the mantle of chief planet hunter following the demise of Kepler when it eventually died earlier this year as its fuel tank finally emptied.

NASA has just weeks ago discovered exoplanet L 98-59 tweeting: 'The tiniest exoplanet!

'Our NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission discovered a world that's smaller than Earth and larger than Mars, orbiting a bright, cool, nearby star about 35 light-years away.'

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