To boldly vacation where …
Gizmodo has pointed out the newest branch of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau, which has created a set of posters featuring some of the recent exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space observatory.
Wonder if it all tastes like cherry?
The destinations include Kepler-186f, floating under a red dwarf star and thus blessed(?) with a crimson plant-scape (though green chlorophyll would actually work better there).
Easy to get that all-around tan?
Or there is Kepler-16b, which, as the Bureau points out, orbits two suns, “like Luke Skywalker’s planet Tatooine in Star Wars”, although with a surface temperature approximating dry ice.
It’s never the fall that kills you …
And do not ignore HD 40307g, a “super-Earth” with 8 times the mass of our native planet and the super-gravity to match!
High-res downloads for the posters are available on the JPL website.