We live outside of our solar system in a universe filled with planets, some of which look like Earth and others that seem to be the homes of extraterrestrials. No wonder the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed a tool that offers A virtual map featuring some of the strangest exoplanets ever found.

On the Exoplanet Exploration website, the Eyes on Exoplanets app allows fans of the theme to explore different exoplanets several light-years from Earth through a map with a 360-degree view.

For example, the exoplanets PSR B1251+12b and TOI-3757b were discovered in 1994 and 2022 respectively, and both have great properties, but are too far from Earth for a good view. For this reason, online tool allows enthusiasts to see various features of exoplanets with magnification, 360 degree rotation and many other details.

While information on how these distant worlds work is limited, scientists believe the map may help them understand some of the possibilities exoplanets offer. Users can access Eyes on Exoplanets via computers, mobile devices or virtual reality glasses.

planets outside the solar system

NASA is learning more about exoplanets from data from telescopes and observatories around the world to study potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

“Even the closest exoplanets are too far away to be visited. But… what if they weren’t? We worked with NASA scientists, futurists and artists to imagine exoplanet tourism on NASA’s exoplanet exploration website.”

To use the tool, simply access the official NASA website and choose from the available options.

Strange exoplanets found on website

  • Kepler-16b;
  • Kepler-22b;
  • Kepler-7b;
  • Kepler-452b;
  • Celtic-9b;
  • bumblebee-12 b;
  • 55 Cancer;
  • TYC 8998-760-1b;
  • GJ 15 Ab;
  • GJ 15Ac;
  • Kepler-36b;
  • GJ 504b;
  • GJ 436b;
  • TOI-849b;
  • AU Microscopii b;
  • PSR B1257+12b;
  • HD 189733b;
  • KOI-55b;
  • HD 17156b;
  • GJ 1132b;
  • TIC 172900988b;
  • wasp-96b;
  • TOI-3757 b.

For example, it is possible to visualize exoplanet HD 189733 with a strong blue color caused by the surrounding atmosphere. The tool even shows that the ‘alien’ planet has daytime temperatures exceeding 930 °C and very strong winds reaching 2 kilometers per second.

The vehicle is managed by the Exoplanet Exploration Program and NASA’s Astrophysics Division’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Source: Tec Mundo

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