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ISSUE 11 - July 2011

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Visualising Astronomy: Visualising Exoplanet Data (pages 32-33)
Ryan Wyatt

Key Words
Visual Communication, Astronomy Visualisation

Without a doubt, exoplanets represent one of the most engaging and compelling astronomical discoveries of the last two decades. How do we help our public visualise these intriguing objects — these intriguing locations? Earlier in this space1, I have ruminated on the changing nature of visual evidence related to exoplanets, but this time around, I would like to consider how visualisation can help fire people’s imaginations, from the perspective of both data and data-driven visuals.

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