Crescent Moon with Mars and Vesta on January 29, 2022. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 24 to 30, 2022

Mars passes nebulae in Sagittarius and a waning crescent Moon this week.

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

Full Wolf Moon on January 17, 2022 | SkyNews Canada
This Week’s Sky: January 17 to 23, 2022

As the Moon reaches its full phase, look for lunar libration. Also, scan the skies for some of winter’s finest deep-sky treats

Mercury nears Saturn on January 13, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 10 to 16, 2022

Mercury will pass near Saturn this week, as the Moon waxes toward its full phase next week.

Earth at Perihelion on January 4, 2022. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 3 to 9, 2022

As Earth reaches perihelion, look for Mercury at greatest eastern elongation and the Moon at its first quarter.

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

Venus, January 2022 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: January 2022

This month, Venus will be closer to Earth than any planet has been in a century. Find out what else the planets in our Solar System are doing this month.

Quadrantid meteor shower peak before dawn on January 3, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022

Venus and Mercury spend the week dancing after sunset, while the Moon and Mars meet. Also, look for the Quadrantid meteor shower.

Northern winter solstice on December 21, 2021 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 20 to 26, 2021

This week, we’ll mark the December solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Also look for Ursid meteors and a meetup between Mars and Antares.

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?

Geminids meteor shower peak on December 14, 2021 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 13 to 19, 2021

Look for the Geminid Meteor Shower this week as the Moon waxes to full and Venus lines up with Jupiter and Saturn.

Comet Leonard in the east on December 9, 2021, pre-dawn | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 6 to 12, 2021

It’s an eventful week — the Moon meets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, while Comet Leonard graces pre-dawn skies.

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