Alien Worlds Infographic - XL Print Poster
Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy (Infographic)
Artist: Karl Tate | SPACE.com Infographics Artist
Size: 20" x 60" (1.6 ft. x 5 ft.)
Print Material: 14G PHOTO PAPER
By popular demand this beautifully printed and completely exclusive large format poster is now available to you, our loyal SPACE.com fans! The 'Alien Worlds' infographic was voted 'most popular' by you, and is for sale in an initial limited print. These exclusive posters will give you plenty of brain candy to ponder on as you look at the high resolution planets from a distant galaxy and wonder what alien creature from these distant planets is sitting in its office imagining what the creatures from Earth must look like.
Astronomers have discovered more than 700 alien planets beyond the solar system, and the count is rising all the time. Some are large and hot, and others are smaller and cooler, but scientists are still on the lookout for an Earth twin.
They just got closer, with the announcement Dec. 5 of a planet found by NASA's Kepler space telescope to lie in the habitable zone around its star where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist.
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