Searching for Goldilocks

     

Searching for Goldilocks

Searching for Goldilocks is a sculpture created by artist Angela Palmer in 2012. It consists of 18 sheets of glass, onto which Palmer etched locations of planets found by the Kepler Observatory, which has been charting a region of the Milky Way since 2009. The artwork name refers to the term "Goldilocks planet"-a world not too hot or not too cold to be habitable for life. Searching for Goldilocks shows stars up to 4,300 light years away and portrays the beauty and enormity of the universe. Searching for Goldilocks will be on view at the museum in Washington, DC from July 26 - December 1, 2013.

Image Number: WEB12976-2013
Credit: Photo Courtesy of Richard Holttum
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