Astronomy

Extreme Planets

Bizarre has a location. Strange has a place. Weird has a home.

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About this show

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these “extrasolar” planets now appear to be quite common.

No one has yet found an Earth-like world with conditions similar to ours, but it now seems only a matter of time. And as the quest for extrasolar planets continues, the possibility exists that one day we might find life elsewhere in the Universe, born in the light of another sun.

From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren’t just science fiction anymore!

Specifications

Duration

33 min length

Target Audience

General public, middle and high school level

Technology

Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics

Orientation

Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 

Production

Clark Planetarium | 2007

Languages

English, ask for other languages

Technical Data

30 fps, up to 3k, non-stereo, 5.1 surround


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