Life Beyond Earth
Are We Alone in the Universe?
Are we alone in the Universe? Is there other life on distant planets or moons? Explore new discoveries of extreme life on Earth and how they suggest where life might exist on planets and moons in our Solar System. Follow the hunt for planets outside our Solar System, including worlds like Earth.
•Take part in state-of-the-art surface touch table activities to find out how scientists detect distant “exoplanets.”
•Look at extremophiles— creatures who live in extreme environments right here on our home planet—to get clues to what types of life might exist on other planets
Located on Level 2—Life Beyond Earth is part of MSC space and aerospace exhibits housed in the Our Place In Space area of the building. Special tactile components provide accessibility to visitors with vision limitations, and Braille guides are available for use in the exhibit.
Be sure to check out this exhibit's companion planetarium show, We Are Aliens, and download the free PlanetMania app to play while in the exhibit. Earn points playing PlanetMania to redeem a discount in the Science Store.
App development made possible thorugh funding from the National Science Foundation and exhibit made possible through generous funding by NASA.