Nothing says Halloween like the true terrors of outer space.  And, NASA knows it.  They’ve put together a fun, spooky way to look at the Milky Way’s exoplanets with their Galaxy of Horrors this Halloween. 

The Galaxy of Horrors provides those who want to be terrorized by the truths of our universe to delve into the horrible facts of some of the exoplanets that have been discovered in our galaxy.  You can go to the Galaxy of Horrors interactive page on and learn the nightmarish details of each planet, when it was discovered, where it lies in each system and what star it orbits.  

NASA and JPL put out a fun, retro horror movie trailer as an accompaniment.  And, NASA Science Live will air a tour of the Galaxy of Horrors through a conversation with NASA scientists at 12pm PDT (3pm EDT) where viewers can submit questions on social media using the hashtag #askNASA or by commenting in the chat section on Facebook.  

Lurking beyond our solar system, among the billions of stars and the exoplanets that orbit them, is another sort of Milky Way altogether. Our “Galaxy of Horrors” reveals the sinister science behind real worlds we’ve discovered in our galaxy. Free space poster downloads debut Oct. 29, 2019, on

So, skywatchers, let the cold hard facts of science give you the chills this Halloween.  There are some things you just can’t make up.  

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