Can Tatooine Be Real?

by Fraser Cain April 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter We’re familiar with the sky on Tatooine with its twin suns. But could a planet actually orbit two stars at the same time? Could you have a planet in a multiple star system with 4, 6 or more suns? Remove this […]

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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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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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Can Light Orbit A Black Hole?

by Fraser Cain March 24, 2014

Since black holes are the most powerful gravitational spots in the entire Universe, can they distort light so much that it actually goes into orbit? And what would it look like if you could survive and follow light in this trip around a black hole? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Force Of Movie ‘Gravity’ Attracts ‘Best Director’, 6 Other Oscars

by Elizabeth Howell March 3, 2014

The movie ‘Gravity’ ended up being a force to reckon with at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, with the space thriller pulling in seven Oscars — including Best Director. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the movie followed the aftermath of an orbital disaster. Despite criticism from some about the movie’s accuracy, the film […]

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