Astronomy and Space Exploration

Extreme Planets

Immersive voyage of discovery in search of extreme planets.

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now, we are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. 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. 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.
In »Extreme Planets« audience will explore what makes a planet “Earth-like” in the first place, and take an immersive fulldome tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we’re looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren’t just science fiction anymore!


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Duration 32 min
Target audience General public, middle and high school level
Technology Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Production/year Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City, 2009
Languages English, ask for other languages