NASA has invited you to explore the exoplanets of our galaxy with its new retro-style poster collection.
The space-themed posters see each exoplanet come to life as they are depicted in a classic vintage style.
As the posters circulate on social media, some are curious to know whether the art is available to own and, if so, how they can secure the collection. Let’s take a look…
Explore the galaxy with NASA’s new exoplanet poster collection
This week NASA invited space lovers to explore the many exoplanets of our galaxy from the comfort of their homes.
On Tuesday, NASA Exoplanets unveiled a new poster collection, allowing us to travel to some of the “most exotic destinations in our galaxy”.
As per the NASA Exoplanets website, the collection is a set of travel posters that “visions a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now”.
Each of the posters has an interactive guided tour experience that allows you to learn more about the Earth-like exoplanets.
Inspiration behind NASA exoplanet posters explored
NASA’s exoplanet poster collection consists of seven designs based on exoplanets in the Milky Way. The planets that inspired the designs are Kepler-16b, 55 Cancri e, Trappist-1e, Kepler-186f, HD 40307g, PSO J318.5-22 and 51 Pegasi b.
The NASA Exoplanets Twitter account has since revealed the poster artwork was inspired by classic US National Park designs.
Between 1938 and 1941, a series of 14 promotional posters of national parks across the US were produced by the Works Progress Administration as part of its Federal Art Project.
The designs, which were silkscreened, captured the essence of the scapes of each national park through many layers of colour.
NASA’s posters are seen to embody a similar art style instead of depicting the wonders of space. As explained by the NASA Exoplanets Twitter: “We also turned to their vintage park posters for inspiration to depict worlds well beyond Earth!”
You can download the posters for yourself
If you’re a fan of the retro style, you’ll be pleased to hear they are available to download for free on the NASA Exoplanet Travel Bureau website.
As well as the poster designs, there are also colour page versions meaning you can get creative with your own colour scheme or print them off for your children to enjoy.
When downloading the posters, you can opt for a few different formats, including print, screen or wallpaper.
The wallpaper option allows you to match your computer desktop with your fave poster via a landscape edition of the art.
Twitter users are loving the collection’s ‘retro’ vibes
As the exoplanet poster collection has been circulated across the micro-blogging platform, Twitter has been abuzz as users share their reactions to the designs.
One user even admitted they had already set the Trappist-1e design as the lock screen on their phone.
Another noted they can already picture the space-themed poster collection as a coffee table book.