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Did You Know: Planets Around Other Stars

Did you know that there are many planets outside our solar system?


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning partners: Caltech/IPAC, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.

  • Illustration of the Solar System: International Astronomical Union/Martin Kornmesser

  • Animation of a planetary system: ESO/L.Calçada/M.Kornmesser

  • Animation of Alpha Centauri system: ESO

  • Animation of Proxima b and Proxima Centauri: ESO

Written by Leah Ramsay
Designed by Craig Anderson, Leah Hustak, and Dani Player
Editorial and design input from Claire Blome, Margaret W. Carruthers, Dr. Brandon Lawton, and Timothy Rhue II
Music courtesy of Music for Non-Profits


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!