Back with a few more numbers for the Numerous app. This time, they are astronomy related.
I have followed with some interest the string of planets discovered over the past decade or so, and the other day I was wondering how many they had found thus far. Well, after a bit of snooping, I found severalsites which have data related to exoplanets. Of course, finding the data on the web is nice, but I figured if the data are available, then it must be tracked in Numerous.
I was dreading have to screen scrape one of those sites to get the current counts. Fortunately, I found a site which had an API tied to their data. The NASA Exoplanet Archive located at Caltech offers a SQL-like interface into their data sets, so I have taken three of the numbers of most interest to me and turned them into Numerous data points.
First is a count of all confirmed exoplanets. This includes those confirmed by any means.