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Have a tour of exoplanets thanks to NASA’s new multimedia experiences

6 Feb 2019, 09:52 UTC
Have a tour of exoplanets thanks to NASA’s new multimedia experiences
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This Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster illustration shows futuristic explorers gliding in a protective bubble over the red-hot landscape of the exoplanet 55 Cancri e. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Explore the plethora of planets outside our Solar System with new multimedia platforms from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). In addition to a new Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster celebrating a molten world called 55 Cancri e, space fans can enjoy a 360-degree visualisation of the surface of the same planet, a multimedia journey into the life and death of planetary systems, and a major update to the popular Eyes on Exoplanets app.
Designed in the style of vintage travel posters, ExEP’s popular Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster series imagines what it might be like to visit known planets outside our Solar System, or exoplanets. Focusing on 55 Cancri e, a planet that may be covered in a lava ocean, the newest poster shows futuristic explorers gliding over the red-hot landscape in a protective bubble.
55 Cancri e is also now part of the Exoplanet Travel Bureau’s 360-degree visualisation tool, which enables you to take a virtual tour of what the planet’s surface might look like, based on the limited data available (no photos of ...

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