Posts Tagged: Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration wins PromoScience Award for Space Matters

September 17, 2018

Although many people are fascinated by space, most Canadians are relatively unaware of how space technologies pervade their everyday life. From GPS and satellite communications to weather forecasting and monitoring…

Explore Martian secrets, up-close and personal, at Western University

July 30, 2018

As Mars orbits nearer and nearer to Earth, members of the London community will gather at Western University to observe the Red Planet for themselves. Londoners may already have noticed…

ExoMars returns first images from new orbit; Western’s Livio L. Tornabene makes major impact

April 26, 2018

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet from its new orbit. The orbiter’s Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, took this stunning…

Record-setting spacewalker Dave Williams headlines Space Day @ Western

April 3, 2018

For 17 hours and 47 minutes, which is longer than it would take to binge watch the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery, astronaut Dave Williams spacewalked outside the…

NASA shortlists Western co-investigated project for future launch to Saturn’s largest moon

March 15, 2018

NASA has shortlisted a revolutionary strategy, co-investigated by a Western University planetary scientist, for a future launch mission that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn’s…

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 hosts International Observe the Moon Night this weekend

October 6, 2016

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA, the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and partners around the world, which…

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…

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth’s origin

September 14, 2016

A new study led by Western University’s all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar…