NASA Visions of the Future - First Exoplanet Wooden Poster
This poster is part of "Visions of the Future", a series released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. The series is meant to inspire new generations of innovators and explorers to innovate and work towards a better future.
Its description reads as follows:
While there is much debate over which exoplanet discovery is considered the "first," one stands out from the rest. In 1995, scientists discovered 51 Pegasi b, forever changing the way we see the universe and our place in it. The exoplanet is about half the mass of Jupiter, with a seemingly impossible, star-hugging orbit of only 4.2 Earth days. Not only was it the first planet confirmed to orbit a sun-like star, it also ushered in a whole new class of planets called Hot Jupiters: hot, massive planets orbiting closer to their stars than Mercury. Today, powerful observatories like NASA's Kepler space telescope will continue the hunt of distant planets.
The poster is baked on sturdy, durable wood through a process known as "decoupage". It comes ready to hang and is guaranteed to stand out wherever you decide to place it.
*Each sign is handcrafted individually, so keep in mind that the final result may vary slightly.
To be technical...
- Size: 29x36cm
- Thickness: 7mm
- Material: Recycled Wood (MDF)