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.

Kepler-186f

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?

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 ...

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Alas, no reference to the heavy gravity of Krypton.

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