wire - news in brief

« BACK

Astronomy/Space Science



Results 1 - 44 of 44.


Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2022
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
A cosmic drama unfolded over southern Ontario on the night of Friday, Nov. 18, triggering an international collaboration and a meteorite hunt.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 21.11.2022
IREx making major contribution to astronomy
IREx making major contribution to astronomy
A look back at some of the important discoveries made by members of UdeM's Institute for Research on Exoplanets since its creation. CONTENU - In 1995, a Swiss team discovered the first exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star. Then, in 2008, a team headed by René Doyon, professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Montreal, made a splash world-wide by publishing the first direct image of an exoplanet system, named HR 8799.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 21.11.2022
Simon Fraser University readying to rove the moon
Simon Fraser University readying to rove the moon
A team of Simon Fraser researchers is preparing for blast off after being announced as a major partner in Canada's first moon rover mission.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2022
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada's lunar rover 
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada’s lunar rover 
The Government of Canada announced today that Canadensys Aerospace has received a contract to design and build Canada's first lunar rover, which will be sent to the Moon's south pole region as early as 2026.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.10.2022
Canadian climate tech built with Western expertise to be part of joint mission with NASA
Canadian climate tech built with Western expertise to be part of joint mission with NASA
Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity and the dynamics of Earth's atmosphere is ever-changing.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.10.2022
Advancing climate research thanks to new satellite mission co-led by McGill University
Advancing climate research thanks to new satellite mission co-led by McGill University
Canadian scientists will contribute to assessing and addressing climate change thanks to a new satellite mission that has received more than $200 million from the Canadian federal government.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.09.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.09.2022
Western researchers among first to capture James Webb Space Telescope images
Western researchers among first to capture James Webb Space Telescope images
The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has captured the most detailed and sharpest images ever taken of the inner region of the Orion Nebula, a stellar nursery situated in the constellation Orion 1,350 light-years away from Earth. The new images released today were targeted by an international collaboration, which includes researchers from Western University.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.09.2022
We're heading to the moon and maybe Mars. So who owns them?
We’re heading to the moon and maybe Mars. So who owns them?
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls Humanity is set to make a return to the Moon with the Artemis program, in what NASA says is a first step to Mars.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 01.09.2022
International collaboration advances drones as next big step in planetary exploration
International collaboration advances drones as next big step in planetary exploration
Professor Catherine Neish led a team of students to Iceland to test how drones and rovers could work together for future space missions Godzilla vs. Kong. Batman vs. Superman. Drone vs. Rover? While Hollywood loves pitting iconic characters against one another in a summer blockbuster, even those fighting the same good fight, that's not the case for planetary scientists exploring the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.08.2022
’Truly an awesome feeling’
Experiment built by engineering student Olivia Ye set to blast into space on a Blue Origin rocket By Brian Caldwell Faculty of Engineering An experiment inspired by Silly String and built by a first-year engineering student at the University of Waterloo is scheduled to travel into space today aboard a Blue Origin rocket.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 25.08.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 23.08.2022
Scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
Scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
When NASA's Artemis 1 lunar mission takes off on August 29, on board will be four science experiments-including one from Canada.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.08.2022
Time machines and black holes on the agenda at quantum gravity meeting
Time machines and black holes on the agenda at quantum gravity meeting
A theory of everything, that works at a cosmic and quantum level, has eluded researchers for years.

Economics / Business - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.08.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.07.2022
Space rocket junk could have deadly consequences unless governments act
Space rocket junk could have deadly consequences unless governments act
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls The re-entry of abandoned stages of rockets left in orbit from space launches have a six to 10 per cent chance of severely injuring or killing a human being in the next decade, according to a new UBC study. Researchers say governments need to take collective action and mandate that rocket stages are guided safely back to Earth after their use, which could increase the cost of a launch, but potentially save lives.

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 - Physics - 06.04.2022
James Webb Space Telescope: beginning to see the light
Our experts are available to talk about the next big step for the James Webb Space Telescope, which they helped design: its first images, set for release this summer. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched in December with many sophisticated instruments aboard, including a Canadian guidance camera and scientific instrument co-developed by researchers at the Université de Montréal.

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.