RARE FIND The three rocky planets around pulsar PSR B1257+12 (illustrated) were the first confirmed exoplanets. Pulsar-orbiting planets are quite rare, a new survey suggests.
VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN Mnesileüs and Kashani are just two possible names for beta Geminorum b (left). Epsilon Eridani b (right) could be renamed Stafar31 or Sufijunior. Both worlds are illustrated in a screenshot from NameExoWorlds.
NASA, ESA, G. Bacon/STScI;JPL-Caltech/NASA; IAU
MOST COMMON Most warm rocky planets around faint red stars (illustrated) are probably dry, but it’s likely that there are enough such worlds with oceans to outnumber all other habitable environments in the galaxy.