Posts Tagged: Western Space

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.

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,…

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.

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.

Planetary scientist available to comment on Canadian astronauts going to the Moon

December 16, 2020

Gordon Osinski, director of Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), is available to media for comment about…

Western student first to spot asteroid speeding past Earth

November 25, 2020

For as long as he can remember, Cole Gregg has been interested in space. Last week, the Western University graduate…

‘Conscientiousness’ key to team success during space missions

November 18, 2020

NASA is working towards sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew’s return…

Planetary scientist available to comment on NASA’s discovery of surface water on Moon

October 26, 2020

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) confirmed today – for the first time ever – water on the sunlit…

New international partnership launches Western into space

September 23, 2020

As a child, Jayshri Sabarinathan looked to the heavens most nights from her family’s apartment terrace using her prized possession…