Jupiter — the Missing Piece in a Galactic Puzzle
In the early stages of our solar system, Jupiter may have swept through the initial debris destroying the first generation of inner planets before retreating into its current orbit. Had it not been for Jupiter, Earth would not exist. UC Santa Cruz astronomy and professor…
Parallel Lives of Humans and Stars
Surrounded by darkness, a young astrophysicist throws an apple that bursts into a galaxy, illuminating the stage.This scene is one of many in UC Santa Cruz’s new production “Birth of Stars,” which immerses the audience in an intertwining of science and theater.