Museum of Science and Industry


Who else held their breath as they watched Felix Baumgartner break the speed of sound on his recent epic skydive? We sure did! As my teammates and I watched his supersonic descent, my mind started to wander – what will happen to his giant balloon?

This is one

Just like it does in Earth candy, sugar is creating a buzz in the universe! Scientists recently discovered simple sugar particles in the gas surrounding a star 400 light years away. While this does not mean that aliens are out there whipping up lemon meringue pies, it does have implications for other forms of life in the solar system.

To be clear, these are not the pure white...

In MSI's Earth Revealed exhibit, which explores our solar system, we get asked this question: What's inside the giant planet Jupiter?

You can hardly miss the outside of the solar system's largest planet, at 1,300 times the volume of Earth. (Something else couldn't miss Jupiter's massive presence: a big explosion

Catch any of the Mars rover Curiosity’s landing over the past few weeks? Did you wonder why there were jars of peanuts all over mission control? You may not believe it, but our very own NASA has a whole list of traditions that they like to follow when launching things into space. From peanuts to

For the past eight months, the Mars Science Laboratory has been hurtling through outer space carrying a very “curious” passenger. Part chemist, part geologist, part meteorologist, the large six-wheeled Curiosity Rover is the newest in


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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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