McGill University doctoral student Lisa Dang studied exoplanet XO-3b and discovered seasons, incredible winds,
A Canadian researcher has discovered day-long seasons on an exoplanet

This “hot Jupiter” is a place of extremes. Exoplanet XO-3b has seasons that last a day or two, incredible winds and “cryptic heating”

Location of the stars in the dozen streams as seen across the sky. The background shows the stars in our Milky Way from the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission. The AAT is a Southern Hemisphere telescope so only streams in the Southern sky are observed by S5. | SkyNews
Star “streams” help point to new insights on dark matter

A Canadian-led study has brought scientists one step closer to understanding dark matter using star “streams” in our galaxy’s halo

The James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield — pictured here in July 2014 — is the largest part of the observatory, with five layers of thin membrane that unfurled in space to precise tolerances. (NASA/Chris Gunn) | SkyNews
As Webb unfolds, Canadians wait to test instruments

The James Webb Space Telescope has unfurled its sunshield in space. But there are a few more steps before the Canadian team can work on its part

Taken in April 2020, this images shows the James Webb Space Telescopes’s 6.5-metre primary mirror in the configuration it will have when in space. | SkyNews
Opening the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

After years of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope is poised to launch. What new worlds can we hope to see through it?

Left: The sky as it would appear in radio polarized waves. Right: The sky in the same orientation and projection as it can be seen with our eyes. | SkyNews
A radio ‘tunnel’ might surround our cosmic neighbourhood

New Canadian research suggests that a magnetic “tunnel” may surround our Solar System and tell us more about how magnetic fields behave.

William Shatner (foreground, portraying James T. Kirk on Star Trek) is set to be the next Canadian in space. | SkyNews
Canadian actor William Shatner becomes oldest person to go to space

Canada’s corps of spaceflyers diversified today as actor William Shatner — the Star Trek star turned comedian — took a suborbital space flight this morning.

Telesat funding flows through Canada’s space ecosystem

Watch out, Starlink. Canucks are investing in their own satellite constellation — Lightspeed, by the Ottawa-based company Telesat.

The MIST Lab team stand with their robotic swarm. | SkyNews
Montreal team tests robot ‘swarms’ for Moon exploration

A robot swarm could be a small step for a few machines — and a giant leap for artificial intelligence on the Moon.

NASA astronaut Shannon Walker removes an ExoLab module from its spot on the International Space Station during a 2020 experiment iteration. | SkyNews
Growing plants and minds on the ISS

ExoLab-9 is set to launch plants into space, allowing Canadian students to study how greens grow on the International Space Station

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