New NASA posters share galaxy horrors for Halloween

New NASA posters share galaxy horrors for Halloween

CNN – Although our universe is full of surprises, it is equally terribly deceived.

Styled color posters, like vintage horror movie commercials, highlight the terrifying effects of the universe, recently released from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The posters are free to download from NASA Site, And they are also available in Spanish.

Released just in time for Halloween, the poster sheds light on the dangers and mysteries of the entire universe. The agency has also issued a Sound Cloud Playlist Including the scary sounds of space.

Previous posters have highlighted the wonders of our own solar system as well as potentially habitable exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, where they imagine how humans could one day travel to these distant places. Is.

But the phenomenon depicted in these posters is even more horrific.

Posters combine imaginative artistic presentation with interesting science. Teams of artists and scientists have been supporting them since 2014.

NASA’s latest addition Horror of the galaxy The poster collection includes fictitious dark objects, a deadly gamma ray burst and a “galactic graveyard”.

The Galactic Cemetery poster depicts an old galaxy where the star’s birth abruptly stopped a few years later. Now, it is a graveyard of burning stars, and only those stars that are small and red that shine a bright red.

“Dare to enter, and you may face the scary corpses that come out or the final death of a once-powerful star,” reads the JPL caption.

The “Gamma Ray Ghol” poster shows what happens when dead stars collide: a gamma ray bursts. It is one of the most powerful explosions in the universe.

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“These beams of doom are releasing their miserable atmosphere, a million trillion times brighter than the sun for 3 million frightening seconds. No space travel will save you from the blind destruction of the gamma ray ghost!” Says the text on this poster.

And then there’s the dark matter. This invisible gravity provides the structure for the universe, but scientists do not know who it is made of and have been trying to find a dark matter “particle” for years.

“One of the things I really like about these posters is that if you spend some time studying art and then maybe learn a little bit more about all of these topics, you’ll see that it was thought of a lot by the artists.” Jason Rhodes, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, who consulted on the project, said in a statement:

For example, the spiderweb used in the Dark Matter poster is a clever indication of the cosmic web structure of the universe, which connects galaxies to one another, which we cannot see.

The gamma ray poster highlights the risk of a collision between a dead star and their energy king.

Judy Rakusin, an astronomer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, explained in a discussion of the posters how rare gamma ray bursts are – so they are unlikely to affect Earth.

According to Nag, a gamma ray foot occurs only once every 10,000 years in our galaxy, but they only appear to us every 10 million to 100 million years.

“Poster art is a fun way to imagine one of these happening.” “But I don’t want to be that astronaut!”

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