The Adler Planetarium commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned mission to the moon. Astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan cast hand and boot prints for display. Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell was also present.
Often in science, a new insight doesn’t fit in with the old patterns. That means something, of course, is wrong – either the fresh idea, or everything we thought we knew leading up to it. In the latest installment of Clever Apes, we consider two of these curveballs.
The tagline for the 1979 film Alien was, “In space no one can hear you scream.” Fortunately, some other people who looked to the stars heard different sounds. Take Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium.