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The Solar System dock

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Main building – Level 1

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e often imagine that the Solar System is made up of eight planets that revolve around the sun, which is true, but it's also much more. From this dock, embark on a journey across the expanse of the Solar System. Dive into the clouds and the moon of Saturn: Titan, discover celestial bodies and understand the waltz of comets.

Objective Moon

The Apollo missions explored lunar features, walk through the exhibit to learn more. And take a break to admire up close an authentic piece of the Moon brought back by the astronauts of the Apollo 15 mission.

Quai du Système solaire - Petits et grands, admirez la véritable Pierre de Lune - Cité de l'espace
Quai du Système solaire - Admirez la véritable Pierre de Lune - Cité de l'espace
Quai du Système solaire - Apprenez-en davantage sur la planète rouge - Cité de l'espace

Mars in rock and gas

Head to the section devoted to the red planet to enter the mysterious realm of Mars. Was there life on Mars? That is what the current missions of the Perseverance and Zhurong rovers are trying to answer .

A treasure from afar : the Mars stone

Discover a stone with an unusual destiny: the Mars stone.
This rock was expelled from Mars by an asteroid impact and ended up on Earth as a meteorite.
Cité de l’Espace then entrusted it to Thomas Pesquet for his first mission aboard the ISS (Proxima from November 2016 to June 2017). He brought it back to us for display. In addition, a piece of this rock was placed on NASA ‘s Perseverance rover and thus returned to its home planet. We’re not exaggerating when we talk about an unusual fate!

Une pierre de Mars à la Cité de l'espace
t-pesquet-pierre-de-mars
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"Ma Cité de l'espace" is your companion for your visit to conquer space! Find the schedules of events and shows, the exhibitions to visit, the site map, suggestions for visits and practical information.

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