15 Awesome Exoplanets Humans Have Discovered So Far

Some of these new-found worlds are so fantastic, it's hard to believe they actually exist.

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A Planet Made of Diamonds 

awesome exoplanets discovered so far 55 Cancri e
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  • Artist's rendition of 55 Cancri e in front of its parent star.

    Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble via Wikimedia Commons

The Black Planet

awesome exoplanets discovered HD 149026b
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  • Artist's concept of HD 149026b.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Planet that Shouldn’t Exist 

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  • Artist's rendition of Kepler-78b.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Comet-Like Planet    

awesome exoplanets discovered HD 209458 b
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  • Artist's rendition of HD 209458 b.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Oldest Known Planet 

awesome exoplanets discovered PSR B1620-26c
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  • Artist's rendition of PSR B1620-26 b.

    Photo Credit: Illustration Credit: NASA and G. Bacon (STScI) via Wikimedia Commons

A Planet Where It Rains Rubies and Sapphires 

awesome exoplanets discovered so far HAT-P-7b
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  • Artist's rendition of HAT-P-7b.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Planet Made of Burning Ice

awesome exoplanets discovered Gliese 436 b
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  • Artist's rendition of Gliese 436 b.

    Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble via Wikimedia Commons

A Planet That’s Being Devoured

awesome exoplanets discovered HIP68468m
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  • Artist's rendition of HIP68468m.

    Photo Credit: Via Gabi Perez / Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

A Water World? 

awesome exoplanets discovered Kepler-62e
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  • Artist's rendition of Kepler-62e, a planet in the habitable zone.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Planet That’s Gone Rogue 

awesome exoplanets discovered 2MASS J2126
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  • Artist's rendition of 2MASS J2126.

    Photo Credit: University of Hertfordshire/Neil Cook

A Planet Made of Cork 

awesome exoplanets discovered TrES-4
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  • Artist's rendition of TrEs-4.

    Photo Credit: Via Jeffrey Hall, Lowell Observatory

A Tatooine-Like Planet 

awesome exoplanets discovered kepler Kepler-1647
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  • Artist's rendition of Kepler-1647.

    Photo Credit: Lynette Cook/NASA

A Magenta Planet 

awesome exoplanets discovered GJ 504b
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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Lava Planet 

awesome exoplanets discovered lava planet UCF1.01
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  • Artist's rendition of UCF-1.01.

    Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 An Earth-like planet 

awesome exoplanets discovered centauri b
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  • Artist's rendition of Proxima Centauri B.

    Photo Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser via Wikimedia Commons