Explore distant worlds with NASA. Virtual trip to the extrasolar planets

Many of us have dreamed of long-distance travel to alien planets. Now we have an opportunity to do so. NASA specialists have prepared a virtual tour of extrasolar planets that allows you to travel to these distant worlds.

Astronomers have so far located thousands of planets in distant star systems. Amongród them there are many fascinating worldóin, and someóre, according to scientists, have the conditions that allow the development of aój life. Unfortunately, even the closest ones are several light years away, so the subróThat to these intriguing worldów remain currently in the realm of dreams. But we can experience a substitute for such explorations thanks to NASA.

Specialists from the U.S. agency have prepared a simulation, thanks to which theórej we can see the blood-red sky of TRAPPIST-1e or the twin suns from the surface of the planet Kepler-16b. Visualizations with 360-degree rotation give an idea of what distant worlds might look like.

In a website launched a few days ago, NASA is showing what a space travel office might look like in the distant futureóry. Thanks to an interactive educational tool, we can see artistic visions of the surfaces of the most interesting exoplanets. The visions are based on the latest data collected by an astronomerów.

Exoplanet Travel Buremu – virtual office podróThe space vein prepared by NASA, offers m.in. a simulated subóexoplanets from the TRAPPIST-1 system, whichóre were discovered last year and immediately caused a sensation. You can also see views from the exoplanet Kepler-186f, where „grass is always red” – as the slogan in the game prepared by NASA says.

To date, we have discovered more than 3,700 extrasolar planets. More than 2,600 located thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope. However, this equipment ends its mission due to lack of fuel. But its place is being taken by more modern telescopes, with któwhich researchers are pinning high hopes.

Last month, the TESS satellite began its mission, whichóry is to focus on the search for extrasolar planets wokół stars relatively close to the Sun. Considerable expectations are attached to the James Webb Space Telescope, but its mission keeps being postponed due to technical difficulties. ESA is preparing róAlso the ARIEL mission, whichóra takes a close look at the most interesting of the exoplanets found.