Fraser Cain

About Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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Why is Everything Spherical?

by Fraser Cain June 26, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except for the stuff which isn’t spheres. What’s going on? Remove this ad Fraser Cain […]

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Astronomy Cast 350: SpaceShipOne

by Fraser Cain June 25, 2014

Episode 350: SpaceShipOne Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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What Does a Supernova Sounds Like?

by Fraser Cain June 23, 2014

We’ve all been ruined by science fiction, with their sound effects in space. But if you could watch a supernova detonate from a safe distance away, what would you hear? Grab your pedantry tinfoil helmet and say the following in your best “Comic Book Guy” voice: “Don’t be ridiculous. Space does not have sound effects. […]

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Which Planets Have Rings?

by Fraser Cain June 19, 2014

You think only Saturn has rings? Well, think again. Rings are actually extremely common in our Solar System – they’re all over the place. So which planets – and other objects – sport rings? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Much of the Universe is Black Holes?

by Fraser Cain June 16, 2014

We all fear black holes, but how many of them are there out there, really? Between the stellar mass black holes and the supermassive ones, just how much of our Universe is black holes? There are two kinds of black holes in the Universe that we know of: There’s stellar mass black holes, formed from […]

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