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A Map to the Celestial Bodies

posted Dec 5, 2017, 8:15 AM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 8:41 AM ]
"There will certainly be no lack of human pioneers when we have mastered the art of flight ...
In the meantime, we shall prepare, for the brave sky-travellers, maps of the celestial bodies."

This is a poster map of over two thousand stellar systems with known planets. The map helps to visualize the relative distance and location of these systems with respect to Earth using a flattened polar projection (i.e. zero declination) and a logarithmic distance scale. Those systems with potentially habitable exoplanets are named and highlighted with a red circle. You will need to click and enlarge the image to see details.

NOTE: A version of this map with all the stellar systems named will be available soon here. You can comment on the dropbox link for any suggestions and corrections for the final version of this map.