Exoplanets Become Luxury Travel Destinations in Gorgeous NASA JPL Posters

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 1:32PM
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Astronomy
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 1:32PM
Exoplanets Become Luxury Travel Destinations in Gorgeous NASA JPL Posters
NASA has been working overtime to turn deep-space locations into desirable space tourism destinations, and now they've released several new posters advertising "exotic" extraterrestrial locales, including Venus, the dwarf planet Ceres, and Europa.
Exoplanet Travel Posters

These are part of a set of 14 posters from NASA JPL, which can be downloaded in high resolution and printed for free, and which aim to capture our imaginations about space travel, as well as educate us about the past and future of space exploration. This poster, for example, reminds us that 50 Pegasi b was the first exoplanet to be observed orbiting a main-sequence, Sun-like star, a discovery which revolutionized astronomical observation as we know it.

Exoplanet Travel Posters

Jupiter's poster reminds us that the gas giant has persistent aurorae emitted at both poles as a result of its magnetosphere. According to our best observations, the aurorae are ever-present, although their intensity varies slightly:

Exoplanet Travel Posters

Ceres and Europa are the highest priority for catching the public's interest, as NASA will need support and funding in order to explore Europa's subsurface ocean and Ceres' icy surface for possible signs of life.

Exoplanet Travel Posters


Exoplanet Travel Posters

The poster for Titan invites us to row or swim through the Kraken mare, the largest body of liquid on Titan whose composition is still unknown:

Exoplanet Travel Posters

But then, of course, if that's too much trouble, you can always pull a Dorothy and just stay home:

Exoplanet Travel Posters

You can find more retro NASA JPL travel posters here and here.
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