Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science

Fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region

November 21, 2022

A cosmic drama unfolded over southern Ontario on the night of Friday, Nov. 18, triggering an international collaboration and a meteorite hunt.

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.

Western researchers among first to capture James Webb Space Telescope images

September 12, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has captured the most detailed and sharpest images ever taken of the inner region of the Orion Nebula. These images were targeted by an international collaboration, including Western researchers.

International collaboration advances drones as next big step in planetary exploration

September 1, 2022

Catherine Neish led a team of students to Iceland to test how drones and rovers could work together for future space missions.

Hibernating insects regrow muscles on demand: study

July 19, 2022

New research from Western University has found potato beetles can break down and regrow muscles on demand, allowing them to preserve energy over the winter.

Western Space team uses NASA data to decipher clouds of sand on distant planets

July 7, 2022

A new study led by researchers at Western University provides critical information on sand clouds observed in distant planets and helps affirm a larger theory of how planetary atmospheres work.

Western crew preps Space Station-bound astronaut for Ax-1 mission

April 6, 2022

Researchers at the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration have worked with Canadian Mark Pathy to help the entrepreneur and philanthropist fulfill his 10-day Ax-1 space mission plan.

Predicting recovery of mercury-contaminated fish populations

December 15, 2021

Biology professor Brian Branfireun was part of a 15-year study, which shows how curbing pollution can have immediate benefits to the environment.

Expert available to speak on NASA’s asteroid redirection testing

November 26, 2021

Paul Wiegert is a Western Space expert in the dynamics of the Solar System, particularly its smaller bodies like asteroids, comets and meteoroid streams.

Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador

August 30, 2021

Western Space director preps future astronauts for next lunar expedition.