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. In our newest original production we'll 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! Extreme Planets was produced by the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, UT. The program has a running time of approximately 32 minutes. It is suitable grades 3 and up. Presentation of this program was made possible through the generosity of the CSN Foundation, Inc..

View the trailer provided by the Clark Planetarium's Hansen Star Theater (Quicktime - 11 MB stream).

Extreme Planets


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