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The Search For Life In The Universe

Part of Hall of the Universe.

Panoramic view of the Museum's Hall of the Universe, with the glass ecosystem sphere in view. © AMNH/D. Finnin

In the search for life, we have barely scratched the surface of other planets in our solar system. And we have studied only a tiny fraction of planetary systems around other stars. No life has been found, but the potential for life is widespread. The chemical building blocks for life on Earth exist in the interstellar clouds that give birth