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JPL: Take a Virtual Trip to a Strange New World

Post by bystander » Fri May 25, 2018 10:42 pm

Take a Virtual Trip to a Strange New World
NASA | JPL-Caltech | Exoplanet Exploration | 2018 May 24
Are you looking for an exotic destination to visit this summer? Why not take a virtual trip to an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system with NASA's interactive Exoplanet Travel Bureau?

We live in a universe teeming with exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. Unfortunately, even the nearest exoplanets are light-years away, so sending spacecraft and humans to these intriguing worlds remains a distant dream.

But on NASA's Exoplanet Exploration website, you can explore an imagined surface of an alien world via 360-degree, interactive visualizations. As you investigate each planet's surface, you'll discover fascinating features, like the blood-red sky of TRAPPIST-1d, or stand on a hypothetical moon of the massive planet Kepler-16b, which appears larger than either of the planet's two suns. The view from each planet's surface is an artist's impression based on the limited data that is available; no real photos of these planets exist.

The newest planet to feature this 360-degree surface visualization is Kepler-186f, an Earth-size planet orbiting a star much cooler and redder than the Sun. Scientists don't know if Kepler-186f has an atmosphere, but with the NASA visualization tool, you can see how the presence or absence of an atmosphere would change the view of the sky from the planet's surface. ...
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Happy Towel Day

Post by bystander » Fri May 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Don't Panic! and don't forget your towel!
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Re: Happy Towel Day

Post by neufer » Mon May 28, 2018 5:47 pm

bystander wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Don't Panic! and don't forget your towel!
Just another tourist Trappist.
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10 Ways to BBQ on an Exoplanet

Post by bystander » Mon May 28, 2018 7:19 pm

10 Ways to BBQ on an Exoplanet
NASA | Solar System Exploration | 2018 May 28
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Re: 10 Ways to BBQ on an Exoplanet

Post by Ann » Tue May 29, 2018 1:49 am

bystander wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:19 pm
10 Ways to BBQ on an Exoplanet
NASA | Solar System Exploration | 2018 May 28
Make sure you don't become toast yourself.

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