exoplanets

exoplanets

The galaxy just got bigger: Calling all future space explorers to Family Space Day!
February 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

ATTENTION FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS: NASA has just discovered 715 new planets for you to study and learn. But let’s back up a second. Launched in 2009, the Kepler space observatory has been scanning the heavens for earth-like exoplanets — planets existing outside our solar system. The observatory has been able to detect strong possibilities of […]

X-treme astronomy: Go behind-the-scenes of The X-Planets on April 18
April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

In this day and age, it seems like everyone is trying to add some excitement to their lives. Now that we no longer have animals trying to hunt us and have enough infrastructure that one bad harvest won’t wipe us out, we’re looking for something to spend our excess energy on. People have taken to […]

The X-Planets: Exploring the consequences of another Earth
March 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

When you look up at the night sky, do you ever think you’re seeing other solar systems? Do you ever wonder if any of the stars you see have planets like Earth in orbit around them? We have discovered that seven planets and more than a hundred moons in our solar system are simply not […]

A(nother) world away? The X-Planets, now at the Burke Baker Planetarium, takes viewers to alien earths
February 20, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

X-Planets: Discovering Other Earths — a full-dome show now playing in the Burke Baker Planetarium — introduces viewers to the most famous of the newly discovered exoplanets. The show first zooms the exoplanet’s star out of the star field before taking a closer look at the alien world, followed by an artist’s conception of how […]


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