NASA's Kepler spacecraft has been doing some pretty incredible things, since its launch it has discovered over 1,000 confirmed planets and over 4,000 planets that could have similar atmospheric conditions to Earth.
To help raise awareness of these incredible discoveries, NASA has teamed up with its Jet Propulsion Laboratory and released three incredible vintage tourism posters for three of Kepler's greatest exoplanets.
If you weren't getting excited at the allure of space tourism before, these posters could do a lot to persuade you otherwise.
They're beautifully drawn, eye-catching and above all completely tongue-in-cheek.
"Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet discovered in the potentially 'habitable zone' around another star, where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. Its star is much cooler and redder than our Sun. If plant life does exist on a planet like Kepler-186f, its photosynthesis could have been influenced by the star's red-wavelength photons, making for a color palette that's very different than the greens on Earth. This discovery was made by Kepler, NASA's planet hunting telescope."
"Like Luke Skywalker's planet "Tatooine" in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects for life on this unusual world aren't good, as it has a temperature similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the movie's iconic double-sunset is anything but science fiction."
"Twice as big in volume as the Earth, HD 40307g straddles the line between "Super-Earth" and "mini-Neptune" and scientists aren't sure if it has a rocky surface or one that's buried beneath thick layers of gas and ice. One thing is certain though: at eight time the Earth's mass, its gravitational pull is much, much stronger."Suggest a correction