Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science
‘Unexpected’ space traveller defies long-held theories about origin of Solar System
December 12, 2022
Western-led team confirms meteoroid from edge of Solar System made of rock, not ice, challenging long-held beliefs about how the Solar System was formed.
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.