Exoplanets

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Exoplanets

Written by Blythe Davis
Created: July 23, 2021
Last updated: August 28, 2021

Exoplanet Discovery

For the past 25+ years, NASA has used ground- and space-based methods to identify exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system). In the past ten years in particular, campaigns like Kepler, K2, and TESS have produced an explosion of results. To date, approximately 4,400 exoplanets have been identified, and over 3,000 potential exoplanet candidates have been discovered.

In this notebook, we will use Holoviews and Panel to make a dashboard visualizing the discovery of confirmed and candidate exoplanets over the years.

We'll also include a scatterplot in our dashboard that reveals details about the relationship between mass and radius of exoplanets, as well as controls to filter the data based on whether the planets could support life, and if so, whether chemical rockets could be used to escape the planet.

In [1]:
import pandas as pd
import holoviews as hv
import panel as pn
import numpy as np
import colorcet as cc
import hvplot.pandas # noqa

hv.extension('bokeh', width=100)