Posts Tagged: Department of Earth Sciences

Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada’s lunar rover

November 14, 2022

Canadensys Aerospace will design and build Canada’s first lunar rover and Western planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski will serve as principal investigator and scientific lead.

Newly discovered ‘glaciers’ could be key to human survival in future Mars missions

May 25, 2021

Western planetary geologists have discovered glacier-like features below the Martian surface in an area that is relatively flat – perfect for future Mars landings.

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

August 4, 2020

By studying the wood-cutting behaviour of ancient beavers that once roamed the Canadian high Arctic, an international team of scientists…

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers

August 3, 2020

A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’ surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by…

International collaboration develops model for forecasting ‘largest expected’ earthquakes

September 6, 2019

An international research team led by Western University has developed a new methodology for forecasting the magnitude of the largest…

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals

January 15, 2019

Western University-led team selected by Canadian Space Agency to study Mars minerals “Planetary Instrument Concept Study” to develop a “Miniaturized…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly…

Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace…

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…