Posts Tagged: Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

New project to monitor satellites over Canada

September 14, 2023

Western Space researchers are pioneering an inventive approach for satellite surveillance, leveraging existing cutting-edge technology initially designed for meteor observation.

Western researchers capture stunning images of Ring Nebula with James Webb Space Telescope

August 3, 2023

James Webb Space Telescope recorded stunning new images of the iconic Ring Nebula.

Western researchers part of Webb carbon molecule discovery

June 26, 2023

International team of scientists have used data collected by the James Webb Space Telescope to detect for the first time ever a molecule known as methyl cation (CH3+), located in the protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star.

Western mini-satellite to launch aboard SpaceX as second mission spreads its wings 

June 2, 2023

First ever miniature satellite, or CubeSat, built by a Western team is set for liftoff in Florida and will provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about space mission development.

‘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.

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.

Bright fireball event near Lake Simcoe expected to have dropped meteorites

April 18, 2022

A bright fireball was observed by a network of all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37pm on Sunday, April 17,…

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.

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.