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Mars meets Regulus on July 29, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 26 to August 1, 2021

Look for Southern Delta-Aquariid meteors this week. Also, watch as Mars meets Regulus.

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams performs a spacewalk on August 11, 2007, during Shuttle Mission STS-118. | SkyNews
Doctors in deep space — and how they’ll help on Earth

The Canadian Space Agency is set to release details for a “Deep Space Healthcare Challenge” in an effort to develop space technologies that will benefit not only astronauts, but remote communities on Earth.

Apollo landing sites, as visible July 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 19 to 25, 2021

View the Apollo landing sites on the anniversary of the first moonwalk. After the Moon reaches its full phase, watch as it passes Saturn and Jupiter.

A diagram of the First quarter Moon on July 17, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 11 to 17, 2021

Venus and Mars meet in a very close conjunction on Monday evening, while the Lunar X makes an appearance on Friday.

CHIME reveals more about mysterious cosmic bursts

A Canadian telescope has found 535 “fast radio bursts,” which could be a crucial next step in learning more about the Universe’s history.

A graphic of Saturn, July 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: July 2021

Venus will be bright, and look for dimmer Mars as they pass one another mid-month. Also, Jupiter and Saturn approach their August oppositions.

A diagram of Earth at aphelion on July 5, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 5 to 11, 2021

The Earth will be at its farthest point from the Sun this week, while the Moon reaches its new phase.

A diagram of the old Moon near Uranus, pre-dawn on July 4, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: June 28 to July 4, 2021

As the third quarter Moon wanes, it passes by Uranus. Also, Mercury reaches greatest western elongation.

This reprocessed image of Venus revisited original Mariner 10 data from February 7, 1974, with modern imaging processing software in 2020. | SkyNews
Spacecraft set sights on Venus

A fleet of spacecraft is set to visit Venus in the 2020s and early 2030s, setting a pace of exploration we haven’t seen at the planet since the 1970s and 1980s.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, made this stuffed dinosaur toy aboard the International Space Station, using scraps of food-packaging liners and a T-shirt. | SkyNews
Sewing in space leads to new clothing project

Astronaut Karen Nyberg is co-launching a new clothing line, focused on making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) attractive to children.

A diagram of the full Strawberry Moon on June 24, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: June 21 to 27, 2021

As the Moon reaches its full phase this week, look for its meetups with Saturn and Jupiter during the wee morning hours.

Allendria Brunjes fights the Shardlings in Stellaris. Jenna Hinds, Benoit Larouche and Allendria Brunjes all teamed up to play and review space multiplayer games. | SkyNews
Game reviews: Stellaris, Among Us, Out of Space, Elite Dangerous

An aerospace engineer, an outreach coordinator and an editor walked into a video game spacecraft. What happened next?

A diagram of the Sun at June solstice on June 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: June 14 to 20, 2021

It’s a rather slow week in the skies, as the Moon reaches first quarter and the June solstice passes.

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