Nasa: Good at space stuff, even better at snazzy tourist posters

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Friday 09 January 2015 11:10
Science and Tech

From intrepid space missions to finding jaw-droppingly beautiful pictures of the universe, the team at Nasa has provided the world with many wonderful things.

Fortunately for us the space agency is now promoting some of the 1,000 new planets found on the recent Kepler mission with these gorgeous vintage-style posters.

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Just last week, Nasa found eight new planets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - the right distance from their star to create the perfect temperatures for water and thus, potentially, life.

Two of those planets were the most Earth-like found so far - and perhaps with these posters, Nasa is giving humankind a glimpse of its future.

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