Lists of exoplanets


These are lists of exoplanets. As of 1 December 2022, there are 5,284 confirmed exoplanets in 3,899 planetary systems, with 847 systems having more than one planet.[1] Most of these were discovered by the Kepler space telescope. There are an additional 2,054 potential exoplanets from Kepler's first mission yet to be confirmed, as well as 978 from its "Second Light" mission and 4,053 from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.[2]

Artist's concept of the potentially habitable exoplanet Kepler-186f

For yearly lists on physical, orbital and other properties, as well as on discovery circumstances and other aspects, see § Specific exoplanet lists.


The convention for designating exoplanets is an extension of the system used for designating multiple-star systems as adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). For exoplanets orbiting a single star, the IAU designation is formed by taking the designated or proper name of its parent star, and adding a lower case letter.[3] Letters are given in order of each planet's discovery around the parent star, so that the first planet discovered in a system is designated "b" (the parent star is considered to be "a") and later planets are given subsequent letters. If several planets in the same system are discovered at the same time, the closest one to the star gets the next letter, followed by the other planets in order of orbital size. A provisional IAU-sanctioned standard exists to accommodate the designation of circumbinary planets. A limited number of exoplanets have IAU-sanctioned proper names. Other naming systems exist.

Methods of detectionEdit

Transit: 3,928 (75.0%)Radial velocity: 1,018 (19.4%)Microlensing: 168 (3.2%)Direct imaging: 61 (1.2%)Transit-timing variation: 23 (0.4%)Eclipse timing variation: 18 (0.3%)Orbital brightness modulation: 9 (0.2%)Pulsar timing variation: 8 (0.2%)Pulsation timing variation: 2 (0.0%)Astrometry: 2 (0.0%)Disk kinematics: 1 (0.0%) 
  •   Transit: 3,928 (75.0%)
  •   Radial velocity: 1,018 (19.4%)
  •   Microlensing: 168 (3.2%)
  •   Direct imaging: 61 (1.2%)
  •   Transit-timing variation: 23 (0.4%)
  •   Eclipse timing variation: 18 (0.3%)
  •   Orbital brightness modulation: 9 (0.2%)
  •   Pulsar timing variation: 8 (0.2%)
  •   Pulsation timing variation: 2 (0.0%)
  •   Astrometry: 2 (0.0%)
  •   Disk kinematics: 1 (0.0%)

Specific exoplanet listsEdit

Distribution of confirmed exoplanets vis-à-vis distance from Solar System

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Schneider, J. "Interactive Extra-solar Planets Catalog". The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Exoplanet and Candidate Statistics". NASA Exoplanet Archive. NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ "International Astronomical Union | IAU". Retrieved 29 January 2017.

External linksEdit

  • The NASA Exoplanet Archive
  • The Extrasolar Planet Encyclopaedia — Catalog Listing accessed in 2015-09-28
  • Exoplanet Data Explorer accessed in 2015-09-28
  • "Open Exoplanets Catalogue". Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  • Wright, J. T.; Fakhouri, O.; Marcy, G. W.; Han, E.; Feng, Y.; Johnson, John Asher; Howard, A. W.; Fischer, D. A.; Valenti, J. A. (2011-04-01). "The Exoplanet Orbit Database". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 123 (902): 412–422. arXiv:1012.5676. Bibcode:2011PASP..123..412W. doi:10.1086/659427. ISSN 0004-6280. S2CID 51769219.