All posts by Fraser Cain

By Fraser Cain on February 23, 2019 in
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f you’re going to send a spacecraft to Mars, you’ve got to know that place has an insatiable hunger for our plucky robot companions. Why is this place cursed?

By Fraser Cain on January 26, 2019 in
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Here’s a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. What are they? Where do they come from? more at #365DaysOfAstro

By Fraser Cain on December 29, 2018 in
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Universe isn’t expanding into anything. But what if we’re living in a vast multiverse, and our Universe is bumping up against other universes?

By Fraser Cain on December 22, 2018 in
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Black holes are pretty dangerous, so it’s a good idea to keep an idea on where all the nearby ones are. How close is the closest one, anyway?

By Fraser Cain on October 31, 2018 in
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Bad news, our Sun is living on borrowed time. It’s only got a few billion years left. How Can We Save The Sun? Saving the Sun from Running Out of Fuel.

By Fraser Cain on October 24, 2018 in
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You know what would be exciting? Finding life on Mars. What is the best evidence we’ve seen for life on the Red Planet?

By Fraser Cain on September 22, 2018 in
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The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until we’ve got this energy source for Earth?

By Fraser Cain on September 14, 2018 in
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It’s a mystery that’s puzzled astronomers for years. Which came first, supermassive black holes or the galaxies that surround them?