Museum of Science and Industry


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

What do Canada and Jupiter's moon Europa have in common? More than you'd probably think. Europa is believed to have a sulfurous and icy environment, and the Borup Fiord Pass in the Canadian Arctic is the only known place on Earth where sulfur from spring water is deposited onto ice, creating an appearance similar to that seen on...

Pop quiz! What body in the solar system has the most volcanic activity? If you said Planet Hollywood, you would be incorrect. But if you guessed Io, Jupiter's closest moon, you're a geophysical genius!

Over the last six years, the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the landscape of Io (pronounced EYE-oh) through satellite pictures and has now released the above...

Over the next few weeks, if you go outside in Chicago shortly after sunset, it will be possible to see three (and maybe four) planets up in the night sky. Even with our city's light pollution, Venus and Jupiter should be visible on the eastern horizon between approximately 6 and 10 p.m. Venus is closer to the...


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  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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