Latest Cosmic Collisions Stories

2008-06-19 09:00:36

By Glenn Jeffers, Chicago Tribune Jun. 19--There's something comforting about the low timbre of Robert Redford's voice. It makes planetary destruction seem less catastrophic. You certainly feel the devastation in "Cosmic Collisions," a new film narrated by the award-winning actor/director now playing in the Adler Planetarium's StarRider Theater. The movie, which runs about 30 minutes, tells an explosive story, one that demolishes Earth, pulls apart the Milky Way and bombards us with so...

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