NYT’s visualization of Kepler’s tally of planets is beautiful

Just this week, scientists announced they found more planets further away that are supposedly earth-like.  Which is cool and all. But the Visualization of Kepler’s Tally of Planets that the New York Times published is absolutely brilliant.

Yeah, I’m a sucker for good data visualization, but the sheer magnitude of what this is displaying, and the clean and simplistic execution makes my spine tingle. I do wish the star temperature visualization was a touch more lucid, but I can’t really complain. I Love it.

[via informationisbeautiful]

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