Space, infinite vastness. And countless planets! The discovery in 1995 of the first giant planet outside our solar system by Swiss astronomers spawned a unique revolution in modern astronomy. Since then, the progress has been such that the field is now shifting from an era of discovery to one of actual exploration of these exoplanets.

At FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con you will meet young researchers from the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS, who are working to find out more about the origin and evolution of planets, their composition and atmospheres – and perhaps they will discover signs of life.