Comparison of Host stars – with Solar System Planets (Kelvin)

August 31, 2021
  • english

Audience: 5th grade and older (introduces Kelvin)

This slide shows the difference in temperature between planets orbiting an M Dwarf star and our Sun. The second view shows their relative distance from their star.

Key point: Exoplanets orbit in the vicinity of the host star, so they are generally much hotter than planets in the solar system.

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