Lava Worlds to Living Worlds
The dichotomy of the worlds discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Worlds potentially teeming with life to worlds of liquid rock.

The dichotomy of the worlds discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Worlds potentially teeming with life to worlds of liquid rock.

Kepler 78b - A rocky planet so close to its star that the surface is likely molten. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b

Kepler 78b - A rocky planet so close to its star that the surface is likely molten. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b

Kepler 186f - One of the more likely places life may exist outside our solar system. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-186f

Kepler 186f - One of the more likely places life may exist outside our solar system. Learn more - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-186f

Poster for 'Lava Worlds to Living Worlds', a public talk by Dr. Natalie Batalha

Poster for 'Lava Worlds to Living Worlds', a public talk by Dr. Natalie Batalha

Test renders during the process of making the lava planet.

Test renders during the process of making the lava planet.

Lava Worlds to Living Worlds

This was for a public talk on the great discoveries of the Kepler mission. In our search for life, we have found some of the most inhospitable places in the galaxy.

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