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The X-Planets: Discovering Other Earths

Many of our fascinating full-dome films are only available for private showings in the Burke Baker Planetarium. These shows are not part of our regular schedule, Please click here to request more information about booking your private showing!

We have found over 700 planets orbiting other stars and life forms on Earth that might survive on these alien worlds. The X-Planets visits the most famous of these exoplanets and explores 3D artists’ renderings of each planet’s surface. These are alien worlds around other suns where we are looking for life today – rocky worlds with comfortable temperatures and maybe liquid water. Some have two or three suns. But how do we see these worlds and know what their surfaces are like? Answering that question is also part of The X-Planets show.

 

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