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IN Science & Technology ON 02 Oct, 2016
The Universe in itself is a so deep terminology. I have always had that fantasy to step onto some different planet other than the Earth and discover those factual truths about them that we have always read in our Science books.
I know many of you must also have the same desire. Either to see those alluring rings that surround the planet Saturn, or to step onto Mars and actually find out how 'red' it is. But before you think this article is something about these fantasies coming true, let me tell you it is not so.
Well yes, for the time being, these retro-style space travel posters from the design studio at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs will give you a close-up of how life on these planets would be.
Have a look at these 14 amazing posters.
There have been many missions launched for deeper study on the 'red' planet and thus this poster celebrates those many mission launches.
This poster is meant to emphasize on the Voyager Space Program. Voyager 1, about four decades ago flew by Jupiter and Saturn and Voyager 2, took a visit to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Our very own planet, which marks our existence in the Universe.
The planet has the longest rotation period amongst all others in the Solar System.
Like Pluto, Ceres is a dwarf planet located between the asteroid belt of Mars and Jupiter.
As the poster reads, Jupiter's auroras are hundred times more powerful than Earth's, which form a shining ring around each pole. The rings are bigger than the Earth itself.
Saturn's largest Moon, Titan is very similar to our own planet. It has a thick atmosphere and rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane.
The Cassini Mission to Saturn, led to the discovery of Enceladus' icy jets that play a prominent role in creating Saturn's E-rings.
Jupiter's Moon, Europa has a different chemistry of atmosphere and geology which gives the evidence for hosting life on its surface. And hence, it would be a perfect exploration destination in the future.
The exoplanet, 51 Pegasi b was discovered in 1995, which is half the mass of Jupiter and has a damn quick orbit of only 4.2 Earth days.
The Kepler-16b unlike the Sun, orbits a pair of stars. Studies suggest that it may also be gas-giant like Saturn.
About twice as big in volume as the Earth, HD 40307g bestrides the line between 'Super-Earth' and 'Mini- Neptune'.
Better known as the 'Earth's cousin', the planet is the first Earth-sized planet found in the habitable zone of its star.
The planet belongs to a special class of planets called as 'rogue', that means free floating planets. These planets wander alone in the Universe and are not found to orbit some parent star.
So, how was the trip?
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