Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
This exhibition is now closed. Discover some of the highlights below.
22 January - 15 May 2016
South Kensington, London
Discover how a giant interstellar cloud known as the solar nebula gave birth to our solar system and everything in it.
By studying how organisms survive and thrive on Earth, scientists have identified key ingredients that appear to be essential for life.
How long is a day on the moon? Find out with this visual tour through our solar system's most fascinating features.
Peering into our solar system's origins with light brighter than ten billion suns - discover the work of a planetary scientist.
Videos from the exhibition
Museum geologists investigate Iceland's volcanic landscape, and ask whether life could have formed under similar conditions on Mars.
Artist Michael Benson explores one of his favourite images: the moon Europa photographed above Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
Otherworlds artist Michael Benson discusses his images of Saturn – 'one of the most extraordinary things ever seen in nature'.
Learn how space exploration sheds light on the delicate beauty of life on Earth.