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Professor Brian Cox uncovers what the sun is actually made of and how we can learn this without actually travelling there. Taken from Can We Make A Star On Earth? (3:48 min.)

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The Martian may have been one of the biggest hit movies of 2015, but what did real astronauts think of it? Read former CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk's review to find out!

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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Even on relatively short trips close to Earth, astronauts have regularly experienced bone loss. To better understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

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I trained for and flew on two space missions: STS-78 space shuttle mission in 1996 and ISS Expedition 20/21 in 2009.

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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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You can’t have science fiction without science, right? You can’t have movies without science and technology either! In honour of the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we’ve brought together CurioCity content about some of the science of Star Wars, from lasers and spaceships to clones and killer robots, as well as the magic of filmmaking.

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Join astronauts on-board the International Space Station to learn more about centripetal force and why planets or moons and artificial satellites like the space station stay in orbit. Use math to find out if the artificial gravity in science fiction movies can be a reality. (7:51 min.)

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us his "kitchen" in space and prepares a zero-g treat. Free-floating food-eating ensues, complete with a tumbling tortilla. (2:26 min.)

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