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Exoplanet Hoststars


In our naming campaigns, we public call for suggestions of names for exoplanets and their host stars. 

Naming campaigns are the only way to suggest names. Please check out if there is currently any campaign and if not, please be patient. 

Analog experiment to detect exoplanets

with household means you can make an analog experiment in order to understand the method with which exoplanets are detected. 

Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than the Sun. They are not necessarily terrestrial planet, they also could be made of gas or liquids, and most of them are not habitable. Discover the diversity of exoplanets!