Space

The two CHORD telescopes are tiny compared to the larger Synthesis Telescopes (right) and CHIME (left) radio telescopes they will eventually assist and replace at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory. 512 of the new telescopes will be built at the facility in Kaleden to help better probe the secrets of the universe. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

From beyond the galaxy: Okanagan’s CHIME telescope picks up more distant signals

Recent signals are extra-galactic, coming from beyond the Milky Way

 

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, centre, participates in interviews with fellow members of the Artemis II crew, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, left, Reid Wiseman, right, and Christina Hammock Koch, not shown, at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Moon mission could boost Canadian health-care, climate efforts: Artemis II astronauts

‘“We can do great things together, we can do better as a human race, and here’s one small example’

 

A boater passes SpaceX’s Starship, the world’s biggest and most powerful rocket, as it prepares to lift off from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas,, Monday, April 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SpaceX giant rocket explodes minutes after launch from Texas

The Starship carried no people or satellites and was poised for a round-the-world test

 

Onlookers watch as SpaceX's Starship, the world's biggest and most powerful rocket, stands ready for launch in Boca Chica, Texas, Sunday, April 16, 2023. The test launch is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SpaceX calls off 1st launch attempt of giant rocket in Texas

SpaceX called off the first launch attempt of its giant rocket Monday…

Onlookers watch as SpaceX's Starship, the world's biggest and most powerful rocket, stands ready for launch in Boca Chica, Texas, Sunday, April 16, 2023. The test launch is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen stands in front of a display as he participates in an interview at the opening of Earth in Focus: Insights from Space, a new exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Hansen, a colonel and CF-18 pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, has been selected to become the first Canadian to venture into deep space.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

NASA, CSA name Jeremy Hansen to be first Canadian to circle the moon

NASA: astronauts will be ‘forerunners as humanity looks to find its place among the stars’

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen stands in front of a display as he participates in an interview at the opening of Earth in Focus: Insights from Space, a new exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Hansen, a colonel and CF-18 pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, has been selected to become the first Canadian to venture into deep space.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
This photo made available by NASA shows the planet Jupiter, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, on June 27, 2019. On Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, scientists said they have discovered 12 new moons around the gas giant, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. (NASA, ESA, A. Simon/Goddard Space Flight Center, M.H. Wong/University of California, Berkeley via AP)

Jupiter’s moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count…

This photo made available by NASA shows the planet Jupiter, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, on June 27, 2019. On Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, scientists said they have discovered 12 new moons around the gas giant, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. (NASA, ESA, A. Simon/Goddard Space Flight Center, M.H. Wong/University of California, Berkeley via AP)
Former astronaut and MP Marc Garneau, right, looks on as Astronaut David Saint-Jacques speaks during a government of Canada announcement supporting commercial space launches, at the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil, Que., Friday, January 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada hopes to position itself as future leader in commercial space launches

Feds announce regulatory requirements, safety standards and licensing conditions are coming

Former astronaut and MP Marc Garneau, right, looks on as Astronaut David Saint-Jacques speaks during a government of Canada announcement supporting commercial space launches, at the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil, Que., Friday, January 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
FILE - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a second test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux

‘Opportunities to invest’: Experts say space business needs boost in Canada

Decreasing cost of space technology, launch opens opportunity for citizen investment

FILE - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a second test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux
FILE - The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours _ the farther west, the better _ and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Last total lunar eclipse for 3 years arrives Tuesday

It’ll be most visible in North America in the hours before dawn

FILE - The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours _ the farther west, the better _ and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A fireball caught on camera Oct. 12 in Marysville, Wash. (Benjamin Souther video)
A fireball caught on camera Oct. 12 in Marysville, Wash. (Benjamin Souther video)
This photo provided by NASA shows a rock collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to recover Martian rocks and soil samples and bring them to Earth. (NASA via AP)

‘No smoking gun’: Calgary scientists studying Mars soil for signs it supported life

Researchers exploring rock record to understand if there was a time Mars was habitable

This photo provided by NASA shows a rock collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to recover Martian rocks and soil samples and bring them to Earth. (NASA via AP)
The first Artemis mission will travel 64,000 kilometres past the moon in preparation for future record-breaking human-crewed space missions. (Photo: NASA).

UBC researcher’s algae and yeast boarding NASA spacecraft to test deep space conditions

Corey Nislow wants to explore how organisms can survive radiation, other factors

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The first Artemis mission will travel 64,000 kilometres past the moon in preparation for future record-breaking human-crewed space missions. (Photo: NASA).
The Artemis 1 rocket stands ready for launch on Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The last time humans went to the moon, it was a destination. But when NASA’s Artemis 1 mission launches Monday, the moon will be more of a way station. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux

Artemis space mission to moon ‘a stepping-stone’ to Mars and beyond

First of 3 Artemis missions set to launch Monday (Aug. 29)

The Artemis 1 rocket stands ready for launch on Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The last time humans went to the moon, it was a destination. But when NASA’s Artemis 1 mission launches Monday, the moon will be more of a way station. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux
Two Northwest Territories youth joined NASA researchers aboard a Gulfstream III jet earlier this month as they soared above Great Slave Lake and parts of of Nunavut and Alberta. Jacki Moore-Tsetta stands with NASA’s Greg Nelson (left) and Shawn Kern (right) in front of the NASA aircraft in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jacki Moore-Tsetta

‘From leaf to space’: N.W.T. youth join NASA flight surveying climate change effects

Jet flight part of project ABoVE, examining the Arctic and boreal forests

Two Northwest Territories youth joined NASA researchers aboard a Gulfstream III jet earlier this month as they soared above Great Slave Lake and parts of of Nunavut and Alberta. Jacki Moore-Tsetta stands with NASA’s Greg Nelson (left) and Shawn Kern (right) in front of the NASA aircraft in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jacki Moore-Tsetta
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NASA Ready for Practice Mission to Redirect Potentially Deadly Asteroids

This mission is to redirect potentially deadly asteroids. The space agency’s experimental…

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NASA employees and scientists await information from the New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Laurel, Md (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Pluto’s Demotion Day a chance to salute the disinherited dwarf planet

Aug. 24, science nerds celebrate the last day of the planet that was

NASA employees and scientists await information from the New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Laurel, Md (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024

Country will focus on building its own orbiting station

FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
In this May 4, 2018 photo provided by NASA, the mobile service tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket with NASA’s InSight spacecraft onboard at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. NASA’s three-legged, one-armed geologist known as InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Death by objects falling from space could be more likely than people realize

Researchers say governments should mandate rocket ‘junk’ be guided back

In this May 4, 2018 photo provided by NASA, the mobile service tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket with NASA’s InSight spacecraft onboard at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. NASA’s three-legged, one-armed geologist known as InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)

VIDEO: NASA’s new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

First image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope was released Monday

This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)