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These gorgeous new NASA posters will make you want to take a space vacation

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

If your dream vacations are typically limited to just one planet — Earth — a new set of beautiful retro-style posters from NASA is trying hard to change your mind.

In a future with much more extensive human space exploration, why not visit the historic sites of Mars or watch a planetary transit from Venus?

Venus and Mars posters NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Besides being beautiful, the posters are slyly educational, making you want to trade a trip to Europe for a trip to Europa while learning something about the moons of Jupiter and Saturn:

Europa and Titan posters NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

These posters — be sure to check out the gorgeous renditions of Jupiter, Ceres, and Earth, too — join a lovely set NASA made last year promoting exoplanets. The agency is good at dreaming big, but the politics of space exploration are far more complicated than the science of getting to Mars.