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These NASA Travel Posters Advertise Life on Exoplanets... And They're Incredible

8 JANUARY 2015

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After announcing the discovery of eight new exoplanets, including two of the most Earth-like planets we’ve ever found, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has taken their awesomeness to incredible new heights.

 

Their fictional Exoplanet Travel Bureau has created these stunning posters highlighting what it would be like to travel to three of the planets - Kepler-16b, Kepler-186f, and HD 40307g.

The eight planets were found in the 'Goldilocks zone' of habitability, which means they're not too close or too far from their star, so they would have suitable conditions for liquid water.

Kepler-16b, promoted in the poster above, is being called “Tatooine” by the Exoplanet Travel Bureau because of its similarity to Luke Skywalker’s home planet in Star Wars which orbits twin stars. This, of course, gives a visitor a charming double shadow - so you'll never get lonely while holidaying on the distant planet.

But if that's not your thing, check out the poster promoting super-Earth HD 40307g, with its extra strong gravity. And at the bottom, the Earth-size planet Kepler-186f, where liquid water could exist and the grass grows red. 

Find out more about these distant worlds over at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory site.

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Sources: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Business Insider