Massive new NASA exoplanet catalog reveals 126 extreme and exotic worlds

Lots of different exoplanet illustrations neatly organized in a grid pattern. They

A new catalog of 126 extrasolar worlds contains a plethora of newly discovered planets – some extreme and exotic in nature, but others could potentially support life as we know it.

The mix of planets in the catalog is further evidence of the vast and wild variety of worlds beyond our cosmic backyard; it even shows that our solar system might be a bit boring. But despite how different these planets are from Earth and its neighbors, they may still help us better understand why our planetary system looks the way it does, and thus reveal our place in the wider cosmos.

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