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Tour the exoplanets – virtually – courtesy of NASA

An illustration of a number of the different kinds of planets found by Kepler all lined up in a row.
types of planets Kepler found/NAA

From Lisa Grossman at ScienceNews:

If you’re looking for starry skies, exotic plant life and extreme weather on your summer vacation, NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau has just the spot. Consider a trip to Kepler 186f.

This extrasolar planet is nearly 558 light-years away, so a real trip may be out of your budget — and astronomers aren’t sure if the sphere even has a life-sustaining atmosphere. But NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration website offers a virtual tour of what visiting the alien world might be like. More.

Hey, don’t miss out on these artist’s impressions. The way things are going with the search for ET, humans, our domestic pets, menageries, and sanctuaries may be the first and only life these countless inhabitable worlds ever see.

Here’s the Exoplanet Travel Bureau.

See also: Astrophysicist: Evolutionary worldview must answer the question, Where is ET?

“Behold, countless Earths sail the galaxies … that is, if you would only believe …

Don’t let Mars fool you. Those exoplanets teem with life!

But surely we can’t conjure an entire advanced civilization?


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