Data from the Kepler mission suggests that we are at the peak of the four planets in our solar system.
But what exactly is a planet?
What is its mass and size?
And how is a solar system formed?
This is the first in a series of posts that answers these questions.
The Next Big Thing article In an effort to answer these questions, The Next Weblog is curating the best research and analysis from our growing community of planetary experts, scientists, and enthusiasts.
If you have any questions about a planet or solar system that you think deserves to be covered, let us know.
We look forward to sharing your discoveries and insights!