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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Astronomy Cast Ep. 342: Sunsetting Spacecraft

by Fraser Cain April 7, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Everything dies, including our technology. But when we’ve hurtled a few thousands pounds of robotic instrumentation to another planet, it gets a little difficult to shut it down and clean up. What do we do when a mission has reached the […]

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Can You Escape the Force of Gravity?

by Fraser Cain April 7, 2014

It feels like you just can’t get away from clingy gravity. Even separated by distances of hundreds of millions of light years, gravity is reaching out to all of us. Is there a place you could go to get away from gravity entirely? Fortunately for our space intolerant tissues and terrible oxygen dependency withdrawal symptoms, […]

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Virtual Star Party – April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising

by Fraser Cain April 6, 2014

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Sharin Ahmed, Stuart Forman, Mike Simmons and some gorgeous pics from Cory Schmitz in the Southern Hemisphere Scott also shares pics from the viewers Apps used by Scott: Phases of the Moon and Stellarium Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Is Andromeda Drifting Towards Us?

by Fraser Cain April 3, 2014

In a Universe that’s expanding apart, isn’t it strange that Andromeda is actually drifting towards us? Dr. Thad Szabo from Cerritos College explains why this is happening. “I’m Thad Szabo, and I teach astronomy and physics at Cerritos College.” Is Andromeda drifting towards us? “The reason that we see Andromeda moving toward us is because […]

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Why Do Galaxies Have Arms?

by Fraser Cain April 3, 2014

Spiral galaxies get their name because of their beautiful spiral shape and iconic arms. But why do galaxies have these spiral shapes, and what causes the arms? Galaxies are some of the most beautiful and inspiring structures in the Universe. As you know, they aren’t solid disks, they’re a gigantic spill of individual stars webbed […]

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