PBS Space Time

What's the Most Realistic Artificial Gravity in Sci-Fi?

Season 1 Episode 5 | 8m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

2001: A Space Odyssey introduced a lot of people to the idea of rotation based artificial gravity, but in sci-fi, it’s far from the only one to implement the idea! Babylon 5, Halo, and Ringworld also used rotation-based artificial gravity in their stores, but, being an astrophysicist I had to ask, WHO DOES IT BEST? And more importantly, is artificial gravity in space possible?

Aired: 09/30/15

Expired: 10/01/20

Rating: NR

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