Venus
Rare possible marker of life discovered on Venus

Astronomers have found evidence of phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus, which may be associated with the presence of life.

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Sky News This Week: September 16, 2020

In the news recently, the Canadian Space Agency named a new president, three stars mess up a planetary disc, and a new search for E.T. finds nothing so far.

Wide-field view of Betelgeuse (ground-based image)
Sky News This Week: August 26, 2020

In the news recently: dust caused Betelgeuse’s dimming, a weird dent in in Earth’s magnetic field, and Canadian tech sees action at an asteroid and on the ISS.

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Sky News This Week: August 12, 2020

Evidence builds for Ceres’ watery underground, a Milky Way-like galaxy is found in the young universe, and Mars might be a colder planet than imagined in its early history.

First ever image of a multi-planet system around a Sun-like star
Sky News This Week: July 29, 2020

In the news recently: a telescope images multiple planets around a Sun-like star, volcanoes on Venus appear to be active and Hubble spots changes in haze on Saturn.

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Sky News This Week: July 16, 2020

In the news: a Canadian space museum plans to re-open next month, a comet makes a beautiful appearance in Canadian skies, and more information emerges about how the life-friendly element of carbon was formed in the universe.

Artist’s impression of the disappearing star
Sky News This Week: July 2, 2020

Scientists examine the disappearance of a distant blue variable star, Canada announces plans for a contract to build Canadarm3, and data shows the Sun’s plasma has a cycle, too.

Sky News This Week: June 17, 2020

Canadian science and astronomy communities support #BlackLivesMatter, NASA changes up management for human spaceflight program, and a mission with Canadian participation catches cracking rocks on a distant asteroid.

Sky News This Week: June 2, 2020

A Canadian astronaut capcoms the first human Crew Dragon mission, South Africa affirms its commitment to a telescope project, and a graduate student makes a novel brown dwarf find.

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