NASA has Released Travel Posters for Habitable Exoplanets

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NASA has Released Travel Posters for Habitable Exoplanets

Postby Alien UFO Research » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:21 am

Since NASA's Kepler mission they have found a lot of possible habitable planets outside of our solar system.

NASA, being the fun loving scientists that they are just released some travel posters to 3 of these habitable planets. They are just for fun of course because we don't have the technology yet to travel such unimaginably great distances, but they're still fun to think about. If these were real I'd be on the first ship off this planet to go and explore the mysteries of the others.

Imagine the different plants and animals, or having two suns in the sky. It's really amazing that these places exist.

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Like Luke Skywalker's planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects for life on this unusual world aren't good, as it has a temperature similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the movie's iconic double-sunset is anything but science fiction.


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Twice as big in volume as the Earth, HD 40307g straddles the line between "Super-Earth" and "mini-Neptune" and scientists aren't sure if it has a rocky surface or one that's buried beneath thick layers of gas and ice. One thing is certain though: at eight time the Earth's mass, its gravitational pull is much, much stronger.


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Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet discovered in the potentially 'habitable zone' around another star, where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. Its star is much cooler and redder than our Sun. If plant life does exist on a planet like Kepler-186f, its photosynthesis could have been influenced by the star's red-wavelength photons, making for a color palette that's very different than the greens on Earth. This discovery was made by Kepler, NASA's planet hunting telescope.
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