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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 […]

Vulcan? Caprica? Tatooine?
May 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

The idea that other life-bearing worlds are out there continues to fire our imaginations, as attested by the success of the recently-opened Star Trek movie, and by the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica series which concluded earlier this spring.  In 1995, astronomers identified the first exoplanet around the star 51 Pegasi, nicknamed Bellerophon.  Since then, we’ve […]



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