Just for fun: Tour alien worlds

earthsky.org | 2/11/2019 | EarthSky
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Explore the plethora of planets outside our solar system with cool multimedia experiences from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program. Here’s what’s new:

This Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster illustration shows futuristic explorers gliding in a protective bubble over the red-hot landscape of the exoplanet 55 Cancri e. Exoplanets are planets outside our solar system. Download this poster here. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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Travel posters:

Designed in the style of vintage travel posters, the Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster series imagines what it might be like to visit known planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets. The newest poster (above) shows futuristic explorers in a protective bubble, gliding over the red-hot landscape is 55 Cancri e, a planet that may be covered in a lava ocean.

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It’s a fun collection of posters, and they are all free to download. See them all here.

360-degree visualization:

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55 Cancri e is also now part of the Exoplanet Travel Bureau’s 360-degree visualization tool, which lets you take a virtual tour of what the planet’s surface might look like, based on the limited data available (no photos of the planet exist). Seen as a massive fiery orb on the horizon, the planet’s star is 65 times closer to 55 Cancri e than the sun is to Earth. On the planet’s cooler nightside, silicate vapor in the atmosphere may condense into sparkling clouds that reflect the lava below.

All of the 360-degree visualizations are viewable on desktop computers, mobile devices and through virtual reality headsets that work...
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