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NASA's Visions of the Future
Where will you explore?
We've wanted to study the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope since its Christmas Day launch in 2021. We expect to see new science on the planets in the coming year.
Video: O TRAPPIST-1, How Lovely Are Thy Planets
Possible characteristics of clouds in exoplanet atmospheres that could be captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Picturing Exoplanet Clouds
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will reveal secrets of clouds in the atmospheres of exoplanets – planets beyond our solar system.
Video: Lifting the Veil on Exoplanet Clouds
A transmission spectrum made from a single observation from the Webb Space Telescope reveals atmospheric characteristics of the hot gas giant exoplanet WASP-96 b.
Exoplanet WASP-96 b Atmospheric Characteristics
El Conjunto de Telescopios Espectroscópicos Nucleares (NuSTAR, por sus siglas en inglés), complementa otras misiones astrofísicas de la NASA que estudian el universo en diversos espectros, mediante...
NuSTAR Poster (Spanish)
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, explores our universe with its X-ray vision.
Celebrate 10 Years of NuSTAR With a New Poster
On March 21, 2022, the number of known exoplanets passed 5,000 according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive. This animation and sonification tracks humanity's discovery of the planets beyond our solar s...
Video: 5,000 Exoplanets: Listen to the Sounds of Discovery (NASA Data Sonification)
This 360-degree animation and sonification tracks humanity's discovery of the planets beyond our solar system over time.
5,000 Exoplanets: Listen to the Sounds of Discovery (360 Video)
NASA has confirmed more than 5,000 worlds beyond our solar system during 30 years of exploration. There are billions of exoplanets in our galaxy alone, so many more discoveries await.
Video: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets -- and Counting
What do planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, look like? A variety of possibilities are shown in this illustration.
Exoplanet Types - Illustration
The more than 5,000 exoplanets confirmed in our galaxy so far include a variety of types – some that are similar to planets in our solar system, others vastly different.
5000 Exoplanets Infographic
¿Puedes oír los gritos de este exoplaneta?
El planeta asado
Can you hear this exoplanet screaming?
The Roasted Planet Poster
¡Esta fuerza escalofriante te dejará temblando de terror!
This bone-chilling force will leave you shivering alone in terror!
Dark Energy Poster
El telescopio espacial James Webb de la NASA es una verdadera maravilla tecnológica.
El Telescopio Espacial James Webb
The James Webb Space Telescope is the world's premier space science observatory. Webb will solve mysteries in our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the myste...
James Webb Space Telescope Poster
In space for more than 30 years, Hubble truly is NASA’s most versatile, intrepid explorer. It brought the cosmos down to Earth.
Hubble Space Telescope Poster
Lanzado en 1990, el telescopio espacial Hubble es un gran observatorio espacial que ha revolucionado la astronomía.
El Telescopio Espacial Hubble
In this artist's concept, a distant, life-bearing world orbits two stars instead of one, seen from the surface in a pink sky – yet in some ways still might be considered similar to Earth.
Marble in the Sky: the Hunt for Another Earth
There are water worlds, lava planets, egg-shaped worlds, planets with multiple suns, and even planets with no sun at all! What can we learn from this weird, wondrous variety?
Video: Exoplanets: Weird, Wondrous Worlds
Some telescopes capture starlight shining through the atmospheres of exoplanets. Gases in these atmospheres can then be revefaled.
Space telescopes have pioneered the discovery of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy; even more powerful versions will measure these planets' atmospheres in the future.
The Searchers: How Will NASA Look for Signs of Life Beyond Earth?
Every star has a habitable zone, but where that zone lies is different for stars of different sizes and brightness.
Video: What Is the Habitable Zone?
When we describe different types of exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – what do we mean by "hot Jupiters," "warm Neptunes," and "super-Earths"?
Video: Exoplanet Types: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
Explore Alien Worlds
Exoplanet Travel Bureau
This set of travel posters envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.
Strange New Worlds
Explore an interactive gallery of some of the most intriguing and exotic planets discovered so far.
A planetary tour through time. The ancients debated the existence of planets beyond our own; now we know of thousands.