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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Universe Today Wins a Parsec Award for the Guide to Space

by Fraser Cain September 2, 2014

As you might know, a few of us were attending Dragon*Con this weekend in Atlanta, where the Parsec Awards are held every year. Astronomy Cast has been up for a nomination every year, but we’ve always lost out to other folks like Star Talk and Planetary Radio. Well, this year, we took a different tack […]

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What Time is It in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain August 28, 2014

Check your watch, what time is it? But wait, you’ve actually been moving and accelerating, and according to Einstein, everything’s relative. So what time is it really? It all depends… Fraser Cain on Google+

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Are Intelligent Civilizations Doomed?

by Fraser Cain August 25, 2014

One answer to the Fermi Paradox is the idea of the Great Filter; the possibility that something wipes out 100% of intelligent civilizations. That why we’ve never discovered any aliens… they’re all dead. Is that our future too? Fraser Cain on Google+

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What is Nothing?

by Fraser Cain August 21, 2014

Is there any place in the Universe where there’s truly nothing? Consider the gaps between stars and galaxies? Or the gaps between atoms? What are the properties of nothing? Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Do The Tides Work?

by Fraser Cain August 18, 2014

Anyone who lives close to ocean is familiar with the tides. And you probably know they have something to do with the Moon. But how do the tides work? Do other planets experience tides? Fraser Cain on Google+

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