NASA has unveiled its new Exoplanet Travel Bureau, a new part of its Exoplanet Exploration website that allows anyone to "visit" an alien world. While it would be fun to visit one of these distant planets in person, NASA says that mission remains "a distant dream." Here, as a substitute, is the virtual reality and the new interactive version of NASA Kepler-186f.
NASA offers 360-degree "interactive visualizations" for several alien planets on its Exoplanet Exploration website, and the Kepler-186f offer is its latest addition. In it, visitors can look around in a world that presents high mountains, a red sky, under the sun and multiple visible moons. Anyone can access the interactive world from a browser here.
It should be noted that the interactive world allows visitors to see it with and without atmosphere. Researchers do not know if Kepler-186f has an atmosphere, at least one capable of sustaining life, but it's fun to imagine what the landscape will look like. The virtual world of NASA also has water and plants as hypothetical features of the landscape to fan the imagination.
Meanwhile, the Exoplanet Travel Office was created by the Exoplanet Exploration Program team. In it, users get access to new and previous exoplanet travel posters with the theme of retro travel ads. Visitors can explore the surface of the planet and learn more about it, as well as download the posters to use as wallpapers or create impressions.