All About Space - - Nasa Apps -


When the blue rings start ap­pear­ing on the screen, this is the app’s way of guid­ing you on to the next planet. The rings show you the di­rec­tion in which you need to turn your at­ten­tion to next.


The im­ages of the plan­ets shown in this app are not real im­ages. They are artis­tic im­pres­sions based on the ob­ser­va­tions made by Spitzer and other ground- and space­based tele­scopes.


A fea­ture only avail­able on the VR-head­set ver­sion is the ‘map’ of the TRAPPIST-1 sys­tem, in­di­cat­ing which planet you are cur­rently look­ing at. This ap­pears un­der­neath the com­pa­ra­ble char­ac­ter­is­tics.


The jour­ney ends on the planet TRAPPIST-1e, which is the planet most like Earth. Its size, il­lu­mi­na­tion and den­sity are the clos­est matches to our home planet. This could be the most likely place to har­bour any sort of life as we know it.

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