In case you missed it, the science world was abuzz yesterday. NASA announced their latest exoplanet discovery—a potentially habitable solar system 40 light-years away from ours, complete with seven Earth-sized planets. These planets could hold the best chance of finding extraterrestrial life, as three of them rest firmly in the habitable zone of their parent star, which means that there is likely liquid water.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, NASA had a mock travel poster commissioned to help drum up excitement.
They also released some surrealist artwork based on the discovery.
To round out their graphical exploration of the discovery, they also released some visual aids to help us fathom the size of the new system.
Size comparison to Earth:
Comparing the area of the system to our solar system:
Comparison of our section of the solar system compared to the TRAPPIST-1 system:
And finally, comparing the orbits of the respective systems:
You can get high-res versions of the posters by visiting here.
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