If you want to haunt your house with some weird space decorations during this Halloween, then NASA can meet your requirements.
The space agency has three new Halloween posters depicting strange space phenomena in a classic horror movie style. These posters are available for free. These posters are part of the “Terror Galaxy” series at NASA’s Office of the Exoplanet Exploration Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. You can download these three posters as PDF files here. Also available in Spanish.
In a poster, dark matter is like in real life, weaving its invisible and elusive cosmic web in the universe. In another galaxy called the “Graveyard of the Milky Way”
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These new posters are combined with a series of haunting images released by astronomers for Halloween, as well as a “weird playlist” of creepy space sounds collected by NASA.
“One thing I really like about these posters is that if you spend some time studying art and then learn more about these themes, you will find that the artists have a lot of ideas on these themes. They have made an effort to highlight science. Many options,” said Jason Rhodes, a JPL astrophysicist who consulted on the project, in a statement.
For example, the spider web in “dark matter” is a reference to the cosmic silk woven by dark matter in the universe. Gamma-ray bursts are also real. They are huge explosions, and if they target our planet once, they may harm the earth with a powerful beam of radiation.
Maryland stated in a statement that such gamma-ray explosions are extremely rare, NASA astrophysicist Judy Racusin said at the Grindat Space Center in Greenbelt.
NASA officials wrote: “In fact, astronomers estimate that gamma-ray bursts only occur once every 10,000 years in our Milky Way galaxy, but for us, they are only about 10 million to 100 million. Only visible for years.” “Even then, one of these events does not necessarily pose a threat to our planet.”
Racushin said the posters were created to provide nearby space travelers with stylized views of space phenomena.
Racusin added: “Poster art is a very interesting way to imagine one of these situations.” “But I don’t want to be those space travelers!”
Visit NASA’s “Horror Galaxy” website for a free high-resolution version of the Halloween poster.
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