NASA's exoplanet travel series visualizes kepler telescope discoveries
NASA's exoplanet travel series visualizes kepler telescope discoveries NASA's exoplanet travel series visualizes kepler telescope discoveries
jan 10, 2015

NASA's exoplanet travel series visualizes kepler telescope discoveries

NASA’s exoplanet travel series visualizes kepler telescope discoveries
images courtesy of NASA/jet propulsion lab-caltech




NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory have created a three-part poster series named ‘exoplanet travel’, which visualize habitable planets that were recently discovered by the kepler telescope. one such artwork, ‘where the grass is always redder on the other side’, represents kepler-186f which is the first earth-sized celestial body to be exposed in the potential ‘habitable zone’ around another star. its sun is much cooler and redder than ours meaning if plant life does exist, then its red-wavelength photons photosynthesis could make for a color palette that is very different than the green on our globe.

dual-sun artwork named ‘where your shadow always has company’




drawing influence from luke skywalker’s exoplant, tatooine, from the star wars movies, the poster called ‘where your shadow always has company’, pictures kepler-16b orbiting two suns. unsure whether the surface is made up of a rocky substance or from gas, the giant extraterrestrial planet could be much like saturn.

‘experience the gravity of a super earth’ poster




depicting the planet, HD 40307g, which is twice as big in volume as the earth, the ‘experience the gravity of a super earth’ creation focuses on its gravitational pull. scientists are yet to determine whether it has a rocky surface or one that is buried below thick layers of gas or ice, but with eight times the mass of our world, it is known that the exoplanet’s force is much greater than earth’s.

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
503,121 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine