A Quick Tour of the Exoplanet Menagerie

  • Chris Kitchin
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Alien planets come in several varieties – some types we know and love from looking around the solar system, others are very different from anything we have previously encountered. The main groups of exoplanets found so far (doubtless others will turn up in due course) are Hot Jupiters, Hot Neptunes, Cold Jupiters, Super Jupiters, Super Earths, Little Blue Dots (or Exo-Earths, Twin-Earths) and Free-Floating Planets.


Elliptical Galaxy Astronomical Unit Habitability Zone Host Star Twin Earth 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Kitchin
    • 1
  1. 1.EssexUK

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