The Kepler Orrery IV video, an update from the Kepler Orrery III version, is the latest installment in findings from the Kepler Telescope and its search for planets outside our Solar System.
The planetary systems are shown orbiting at the same scale as our Solar System for reference. The size of planetary orbits is to scale while the planetary sizes aren’t exactly to scale but are relative. In other words, planetary sizes should be compared to other planets in this chart, but in reality, they may be much larger or smaller. The planet colors are based on their approximate equilibrium temperatures, as shown in the legend with Earth temperatures represented by the blue color.
As you know by now, we love music! The track to this video is from Csillagköd – The Birth of the Solar System. You can also find the track on Csillagköd’sSpotify page. And for the truly adventurous, I found this page.