What are Exoplanets?

In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published on the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, showing that the Earth, far from being the privileged center of the universe, is just another planet orbiting the Sun. Since then, the discovery that our sun is a typical star among the billions in the Milky Way, which in turn is but one of the billions of galaxies we observe in all directions, has strengthened the notion that our place in the Universe is merely ordinary.


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