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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.05.2022
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Science, Health & Technology Erik Rolfsen Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home. With its solar panels now obscured by the red planet's debris, the four-year-old robot is running out of power. One by one, its instruments are being taken offline: its robotic arm moving into 'retirement pose', its seismometer likely to be turned off sometime in June.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.04.2022
Western crew preps Space Station-bound astronaut for Ax-1 mission
Western crew preps Space Station-bound astronaut for Ax-1 mission
Axiom Space's Ax-1 mission is the first privately crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and Western is going along for the ride.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 30.03.2022
CHIME Outrigger telescopes boost search for fast radio bursts
CHIME Outrigger telescopes boost search for fast radio bursts
In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy's biggest mysteries - fast radio bursts (FRBs) - Canada's world-renowned telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) , is getting backup.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 18.02.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Social Sciences - 07.02.2022
Five questions for scientist Farah Alibay
Five questions for scientist Farah Alibay
At the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, star engineer Farah Alibay is part of the team piloting the Perseverance rover on Mars.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 21.01.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.01.2022
Astronomers focus robotic eyes on the Milky Way, our cosmic home
Astronomers focus robotic eyes on the Milky Way, our cosmic home
Thanks to a breakthrough robotic innovation, an international collaboration that includes the University of Toronto has advanced the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), a 20-year-long research project that has been investigating the structure and evolution of our cosmic home, the Milky Way galaxy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 18.01.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.01.2022
Real-time alert system heralds new era in fast radio burst research
Real-time alert system heralds new era in fast radio burst research
McGill scientists have developed a new system for sharing the enormous amount of data being generated by the CHIME radio telescope in its search for fast radio bursts (FRBs), the puzzling extragalactic phenomenon that is one of the hottest topics in modern-day astronomy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 22.12.2021
Astrophysicists count down days ’til telescope launch
"This image is a composite of nine wide-angle photos of the biggest clean room at NASA Goddard when the uncovered flight primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope was tilted into a vertical position.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.12.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.12.2021
The James Webb telescope: part alien life detector, part time machine
The James Webb telescope: part alien life detector, part time machine
In the lead-up to the launch of the James Webb telescope, we look at the scientific objectives of the most powerful space observatory ever sent into orbit.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.12.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.11.2021
James Webb Space Telescope: our experts speak out
James Webb Space Telescope: our experts speak out
The launch of the most complex and powerful telescope ever built will be commented on by a number of UdeM astrophysicists who contributed to its design. The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to be launched on December 22 with sophisticated instruments on board, including a Canadian guidance sensor largely developed by researchers at Université de Montréal.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.11.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.10.2021
Three UdeM astophysicists to help inaugurate the James Webb Space Telescope
Research associate Loïc Albert and doctoral students Olivia Lim and Stefan Pelletier see their proposals accepted for the use of NASA's ultra-sophisticated probe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 14.09.2021
University of Toronto astronomy course gazes at the stars through an Indigenous lens
A new course at the University of Toronto offers students the opportunity to learn about astronomy through the lens of Indigenous knowledges - particularly those of Indigenous Peoples from Turtle Island.