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4,000 Exoplanets…and counting.

With the first exoplanet only recorded in 1992, the last decade has seen an exponential increase in the discovery of exoplanets. With, amongst other things, dedicated space missions and specially designed telescopes, the possibility of finding a planet that harbours life is increasing rapidly.
NASA has now shared an incredible video showing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets have been discovered: