Artistic Impressions of Exoplanets

This board gathers artistic impressions of extra-solar planets, or exoplanets (planets in orbit around other stars), which were recently discovered or are the…
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A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system | CNRS
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The Prospects for Life on TRAPPIST-1 Keep Getting Better
Artist impression of a habitable planet in the volcanic Hydrogen habitable Zone. Image: W. Henning, NASA Goddard
an artist's rendering of the earth in space with bright lights around it and stars above
Earth 2.0: Where Are The Habitable Worlds Of 'Interstellar'?
Gl 832c Artist's impression. Credit: Efraín Morales Rivera, Astronomical Society of the Caribbean, PHL @ UPR Arecibo
an artist's rendering of two planets in the solar system, one red and one black
International Gemini Observatory
Nearby Exo-Earth Family Withstands Extreme Scrutiny | Gemini Observatory
an artist's impression of the sun and its two smaller planets in front of it
Image - Artist's View of Planets Transiting Red Dwarf Star in TRAPPIST-1 System
This illustration shows two Earth-sized worlds passing in front of their parent red dwarf star, which is much smaller and cooler than our sun. The planets, TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, reside 40 light-years away.
an artist's rendering of the planet and its companion star, kapteyn b
Robert, une intelligence artificielle pour étudier les exoplanètes
Potentiellement habitable et considérée comme la plus ancienne planète connue, la superterre Kapteyn b (ici dans un dessin d'artiste) est en orbite autour de la naine rouge Kapteyn. L'étoile Omega du Centaure occupe l’arrière-plan. Les instruments de la nouvelle génération permettront d'étudier les atmosphères de telles exoplanètes pour y déceler des molécules liées à la vie telle que nous la connaissons. Mais la quantité de données à analyser sera énorme. © PHL, UPR Arecibo, Aladin Sky Atla...
an artist's rendering of the planets in outer space, with snow and rocks
Marc Kaufman
An imagined view from the surface of one of the three newfound TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. The planets have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth, making them attractive scientific targets in the search for potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
an artist's rendering of what the planet could look like if it were in space
Artist’s impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 from close to one of its planets
Artist’s impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 from close to one of its planets
the sun is setting over some mountains in this view from earth's surface,
The Pale Red Dot Campaign
Artist rendering of a cold desert on a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. (Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine)
the name of the stars in the sky is shown on this circular wheel that reads, name worlds
International Astronomical Union | IAU
Infographic displaying a breakdown of the winning names and brief descriptions of the chosen names. As announced on 15 December 2015, names for 31 exoplanets and 14 host stars, voted for by the public, were accepted and are to be officially sanctioned by the IAU. The winning names are to be used freely in parallel with the existing scientific nomenclature, with due credit to the clubs or organisations that proposed them. Credit: IAU
an image of the sun taken from space
Rotating Stars Can Help Planets Become Habitable
Artist’s impression of the evaporation of an exoplanet’s atmosphere. A recent study has found that fast-rotating stars may be better at evaporating large hydrogen protoatmospheres that can form around terrestrial planets. [NASA, ESA, L. Calçada]
the light is shining in the dark and it appears to be coming out from behind
Swarm of Comets (Artist's Concept)
This illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet. Observations of the star KIC 8462852 by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that its unusual light signals are likely from dusty comet fragments, which blocked the light of the star as they passed in front of it in 2011 and 2013. The comets are thought to be traveling around the star in a very long, eccentric orbit.
an artist's impression of what the sun might look like if it was in space
5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system
HD189733 - Mark A. Garlick/University of Warwick
an image of the inside of a human eye
Astronomers peer into the 'amniotic sac' of a planet-hosting star
Astronomers have successfully peered through the 'amniotic sac' of a star that is still forming to observe the innermost region of a burgeoning solar system for the first time.
an artist's rendering of the planet and its moon, which appears to be habitble
NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth - NASA
This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
an artist's rendering of the planet with its two main stars in the background
NEW INSTRUMENT IMAGES A YOUNG COUSIN OF JUPITER
An artistic conception of the Jupiter-like exoplanet, 51 Eri b, seen in the near-infrared light that shows the hot layers deep in its atmosphere glowing through clouds. Because of its young age, this young cousin of our own Jupiter is still hot and carries information on the way it was formed 20 million years ago. credits: Danielle Futselaar & Franck Marchis, SETI Institute
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system. credit: CHUCK CARTER AND GREGG HALLINAN/CALTECH Sky, Ciel, Cosmic, Sterne
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system. credit: CHUCK CARTER AND GREGG HALLINAN/CALTECH
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system
First 'northern lights' seen outside the solar system
an artist's rendering of the planet in space
HD 219134: Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Star 21 Light-Years Away | Astronomy | Sci-News.com
This artist’s impression shows the super-Earth exoplanet HD 219134b. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech.
the sun is setting over some mountains with clouds below it and three planets in the sky
Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets
Gliese 581d is a potentially habitable planet just 20 light-years away. In 20 years we could know if it delivers on that potential.
an artist's rendering of the planet and its moon, which appear to be habitble
Helium-Shrouded Planets May Be Common in Our Galaxy
Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
an artist's impression of the sun and its planets
Circular orbits identified for small exoplanets
The system Kepler-444 formed when the Milky Way galaxy was a youthful two billion years old. The planets were detected from the dimming that occurs when they transit the disc of their parent star, as shown in this artist's conception.
an artist's impression of two planets in the sky
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b
This artist’s view shows the hot Jupiter exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, sometimes referred to as Bellerophon, which orbits a star about 50 light-years from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse).
an image of the planet mars taken from space
Artist’s impression of Mars four billion years ago
Artist’s impression of Mars four billion years ago
an artist's rendering of a planet in space
Artist’s impression of Mars four billion years ago
Artist’s impression of Mars four billion years ago
an artist's rendering of the planet in space
Stunning Photo Shows Solar System's Biggest Storm In Infrared
This artist's conceptual drawing released June 13, 2002 depicts a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the star, 55 Cancri, about 41 light years from Earth. A possible moon around the planet is shown because such moons are thought to be common around this type of planet, but no moon has been detected. Lynette Cook/NASA/Getty Images
an artist's impression of the sun and its planets
Telescope detects galaxy's oldest known solar system
The five known planets tightly orbiting the 11.2-billion-year-old star Kepler-444, a star that lies about 117 light-years from Earth (artist’s concept), range in size between Mercury and Venus.
an artist's rendering of the solar system with its rings and stars in space
Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's
Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Credit: Ron Miller
an image of a planetary object in the sky
Earthlike Worlds Boost Kepler Probe's Exoplanet Tally Past 1,000
This artist’s conception depicts an Earthlike planet orbiting an evolved star that has formed a stunning "planetary nebula." Earlier in its life, this planet may have been like one of the eight newly discovered worlds orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars.
an artist's impression of the sun and its companion planet
Life on an aquaplanet
MIT study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean.. (c) Christine Danilof/MIT