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The Strange and Fantastic Worlds of Our Solar System

We have all wondered at some point what mysteries our Solar System holds. After all, the eight planets (plus Pluto and all those other dwarf planets) orbit within a very small volume of the heliosphere; the volume of space dominated by the influence of the Sun. So, what’s going on in the rest of the volume we call home?

As we send more robots into space, improve our observational capabilities and begin to experience space for ourselves, we learn more and more about the high strangeness of our own Solar System.

There are 194 moons we currently know about; a bizarre giant hexagon on Saturn; seven water worlds with liquid subsurface oceans; an atmosphere on Pluto; liquid water below the surface of Mars and even frozen water ice on Mercury and our own Moon.

There are millions of asteroids in the Asteroid Belt; trillions of comets and other icy objects in the Kuiper Belt and a weird hollow sphere of icy, primordial material over 2 light-years in diameter called the Oort Cloud in which our entire Solar System rides through interstellar space.

We don’t understand even half of what’s going on around us, there is so much more to be discovered. Who knows what we will find next.

Join us as we uncover the bizarre oddities on the strange and fantastic worlds of our Solar System.

Presented by
 
Greg McCauley
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Date:
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 PM

Location:
Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Link Observatory Telescope Viewing
Join us immediately following the program to view the wonders of the universe through the historic Link Observatory telescope. (weather permitting)

 

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