Beyond the Solar System

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Beyond the Solar System

This timeline marks significant events in the history of Canadian aerospace and its impact on Canadian society.

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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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This backgrounder has information about both cosmic & neutron radiation.

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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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Oh My God!...particles from outer space!

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Einstein's famous theory of relativity made easy.

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Learn about microwaves, what they do, how they help us understand our universe and how they support the big bang theory!

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How do you detect planets that are hundreds of light years away? Professor John Johnson and his team of scientists explain.

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A look into what stars are, what they do, and why they're so freaking awesome. From the perspective of a science fan, rather than a proper scientist.

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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