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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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Tomatosphere™ registration is now open for educators for the 2016-2017 school year! Tomatosphere™, which had almost 18,000 classrooms participate in 2014-2015, is a program that uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry.

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Would developing Star Wars technologies actually require breaking any laws of physics? Surprisingly, the answer is often no.

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This video, inspired by the film “The Martian” explores the psychological and physiological impacts of space on the human body.

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Gene Giacomelli, director of the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), was excited to share the same challenges in growing crops as the fictitious Mr. Watney experienced while stranded on Mars, as depicted in the 2015 book and movie, "The Martian".

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To celebrate the release of Ridley Scott’s film The Martian, we’re highlighting some resources on CurioCity that can help you learn more about the challenges of getting to and exploring Mars.

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November 2, 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the first crew living on the International Space Station. For the last fifteen years, there has always been at least two people living in space!

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Asteroid 2015 TB145 will be making a close approach to the Earth on Halloween. The asteroid was discovered by the PanSTARRS team, and first noticed by Rob Weryk from London, ON who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii.

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