Posts Tagged: space

Sub-surface Mars scanner concept gets boost from Western University expertise

June 22, 2017

A Western planetary researcher will lead a study under a contract awarded to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) by the Canadian Space Agency to explore using a leading-edge radar…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However, rovers and landers can only carry a limited set of…

Western University astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta-probed comet 67P

October 17, 2016

When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were…

Western University cameras capture fireball in the sky over Georgian Bay

October 7, 2016

Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized fireball that was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario and adjacent areas early Friday morning (Oct. 7). Peter Brown,…

Western celebrates science and community engagement with special space-themed event

September 23, 2016

Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and to show how exciting science…

Western-led astronomy team discovers Jupiter analogue among young stars

April 6, 2016

A team of astronomers from Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like…

Western University planetary scientist heads back to Mars with European space probe

March 14, 2016

As the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched a space probe early this morning from the Russian Kosmodrom in Baikonur, Kazakhstan to study trace gases…

Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA administrator asks, Are we alone?

February 2, 2016

Charged with determining the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation – an international, intensified extraterrestrial search spearheaded by Yuri Milner and Stephen…

Western students ‘heading’ to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 13, 2015

With NASA now actively seeking astronauts to head to Mars, the next generation of planetary space explorers is preparing to explore the red planet over the next two weeks at…

Western celebrates contribution to Canada’s space program on Space Day

April 9, 2015

With news breaking that researchers at Western University will partner with the Canadian Space Agency on a project that will provide invaluable access to RADARSAT-2 data for research and testing…