Habitable Exoplanets Catalog

This image shows a composition of all the current potential habitable exoplanets candidates in the catalog. The exoplanets are ranked by similarity to Earth from best to worst, #1 being the best candidate.

The only two confirmed exoplanets in the data, HD 85512 b and Gliese 581 d, still rank very low as compared to the NASA Kepler candidates, that are waiting confirmation.

All planets are shown to scale with Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury included for comparison (lower right).

The visualization of each exoplanet was computer generated as our best interpretation of their possible appearance by the Scientific Exoplanets Renderer (SER).

via universetoday