Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium Lobby
Ongoing Through 2022
This colorful creative poster series from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, now on display in the Lohman Planetarium Lobby, imagines possible future travel destinations to real exotic locations in space. The retro-style artwork takes inspiration from travel advertisements of the past and combines them with intriguing objects within our Solar System and far-off exoplanets.
Use this link: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/ to view and learn about additional posters and to download a free poster-sized image.
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. Credit: NASA