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LOOK: NASA reimagines planet hopping with ‘space tourism posters’

/ 07:06 PM February 24, 2017

After revealing the existence of seven newly discovered planets, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is already looking ahead toward possible human exploration.

READ: Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

The amazing discovery, which the space agency referred to as an “accelerated leap forward” in search for extraterrestrial life, has given hope to the once whimsical theory of humans inhabiting another planet.

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On Thursday, NASA further teased the possibility of one day establishing a human colony outside Earth with a stunning and imaginative space tourism poster of the ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1.

The vibrant photo featured a modernized design, including an image of what appears to be astounded visitors looking out the window from the TRAPPIST-1 star, which is deemed to be inside the “habitable” zone.

“Take a trip 40 light-years away to one of the seven Earth-sized planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system,” the space governing body tweeted.

NASA even guaranteed “heart-stopping views” and the chance of a “planet-hopping excursion” through the newly discovered system.

“Brilliant objects in a red sky, looming like larger and smaller versions of our own moon. But these are no moons. They are other Earth-sized planets in a spectacular planetary system outside our own,” the space agency wrote in a more thorough version in their website.

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The rest of NASA’s space tourism posters are available below.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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