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.

SPHERE image of the disc around AB Aurigae
Sky News This Week: May 20, 2020

In the news recently: a potential planet comes to light in a twisty haze, Martian-like mud is created for lab analysis and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar shares some ideas for coping with isolation.

Wide-field view of the region of the sky where HR 6819 is locate
Sky News This Week: May 6, 2020

Scientists find the closest black hole to Earth, and the reason for Venus’ fast-spinning atmosphere. Read the latest in space news here.

Sky News This Week: April 22, 2020

A Canadian satellite set monitors the flood-prone Red River, Hubble watches a so-called “exoplanet” disappear, and a new theory of Comet Borisov’s mysterious history unfolds.

Wheels on the rover
Sky News This Week: April 9, 2020

A Canadian robot installed a commercial space facility, NASA picked a new mission to watch solar storms, and astronomers found galactic jets propelling gas clouds at high speed.

Curiosity’s steep climb
Sky News This Week: March 25, 2020

In recent news: interstellar clouds mapped the formation of stars, Curiosity’s epic climb, and a life-friendly environment may have been found in Mercury.

DSS43 radio antenna
Sky News This Week: March 10, 2020

A Canadian asteroid target gets wings, NASA and Europe prepare for Mars, and all that dimming drama may just be Betelgeuse blowing smoke.

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