Sure, it gets pretty depressing near the end, but rest assured, you’ll be nothing but a mote of dust suspended on a cold, dark, burp of a thermodynamically dying universe by that time. Oh wait, that’s even more depressing. My bad!
Be excellent to each other!
Fabrycky explains in a description of the video on YouTube, the animation shows the “relative sizes of the orbits and planets in the multi-transiting planetary systems discovered by Kepler up to Nov. 2013.”
This GIF is kinda stressing me out. These exoplanets … they’re so intense, so hyperactive, so orbitally manic!
If this is too much for you, then check out The New York Times’ animated Kepler tally. It’s much more Zen … much more calming.
Finally, when you’re done tallying the Milky Way’s confirmed exoplanets, a drop in the bucket of the perhaps hundred of billions of other worlds out there, watch my video all about searching for other Earths!