Posts Tagged: NASA

Bright fireball event near Bancroft, Ont. may have dropped meteorites

July 24, 2019

A fireball as bright as the full moon was observed by the Western University All-Sky Camera Network across southern Ontario…

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…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such…

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…

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…

Western University cameras capture fireball in the sky over Georgian Bay

October 7, 2016

Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized fireball that was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario…

Western astronomer part of international identification of possible population of new black holes

June 27, 2016

Astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G….

Extraterrestrial investigator and retired NASA administrator asks, Are we alone?

February 2, 2016

Charged with determining the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation – an…