One in a series of posters created by artists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that capture the retro spirit of advertisements created in the 1930s and 40s to promote tourist spots in the U.S. National Parks such as Yellowstone.
Some 40 light-years from Earth, a planet called TRAPPIST-1e offers a heart-stopping view: brilliant objects in a red sky, looming like larger and smaller versions of our own moon. But these are no moons. They are Earth-sized planets in a spectacular planetary system outside our own. These seven rocky worlds huddle around their small, dim, red star, like a family around a campfire. Any of them could harbor liquid water, but the planet shown here, fourth from the TRAPPIST-1 star, is in the habitable zone, the area around the star where liquid water is most likely to be detected. This system was revealed by the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The planets are also excellent targets for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Take a planet-hopping excursion through the TRAPPIST-1 system.
Ideal for framing!
Poster measures 420 mm wide by 594 mm tall. Printed on sturdy 170g/m² art print paper and delivered rolled in a cardboard tube. Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.