An image of the fireball captured by the Global Fireball Observatory camera in Alberta. (University of Alberta) | SkyNews
Fireball shines light on Solar System origins

UWO researchers calculated the object’s trajectory and found it travelled on an orbit usually reserved for icy long-period comets from the Oort Cloud.

Full Moon in the Winter Football on January 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. (Chris Vaughan, Starry Night Education) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 2-8

On January 4, 2023, the Earth will reach perihelion, its minimum distance from the Sun for the year.

A camera mounted on the Orion spacecraft captured the Moon as Orion prepared for its return powered flyby. (NASA)
Canadian antennas track Artemis during Moon mission

“We used those antennas to track and measure Artemis on its way to the Moon by listening to their spaceship transmissions,” said Michel Doyon.

An infrared view of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io on July 5, 2022. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM) | SkyNews
Juno studying volcanic Jovian moon Io

Scientists will observe Io’s volcanoes and how these eruptions interact with Jupiter’s magnetosphere and aurora.

Kepler 138 is a red dwarf star 218 light-years away. | SkyNews
Two exoplanets could be mostly water

Compared to Earth, the planets have lower densities, masses twice as big, and volumes that are at least three times greater.

Crescent Nebula by Dan Kusz. | SkyNews
New astrophotography column coming to SkyNews!

Submissions are open to everyone, meaning international submissions will be accepted.

The entire Solar System on December 27, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. (Chris Vaughan and Starry Night Education) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 26-January 1

On the evening of Dec. 27, 2022, observers at mid-northern latitudes with unobstructed views to the southwest can observe the waxing crescent Moon and all of the planets. 

NASA, ESA, Igor Karachentsev (SAO RAS)/Alyssa Pagan (STScI) | SkyNews
‘Peekaboo’ galaxy offers glimpse into early Universe

“Uncovering the Peekaboo Galaxy is like discovering a direct window into the past,” according to Gagandeep Anand, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Greg Rakozy, Unsplash | SkyNews
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