Sri R. Chauduri, Technology & Engineering Editor Back in August, the world was buzzing with news that thousands of tardigrades, resilient micro-animals often referred to as water bears or moss piglets, had crash-landed on the Moon. But were these ancient Earthlings even supposed to leave our planet and, if not, how did this happen? Until […]
Ryan Marciniak, Physics and Astronomy Editor With the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing behind us, it’s important to look toward the future of space exploration. From the science side, the anticipation couldn’t be higher for the instrument that will replace and improve upon the Hubble Space Telescope. Named for the man who was […]
Ryan Marciniak, Physics & Astronomy Editor David Saint-Jacquesis Canada’s first astronaut to fly a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS) since Chris Hadfield commanded the vessel in 2013. Since his arrival on December 3rd, 2018, David has participated in a broad variety of tasks, including equipment repairs, science data gathering, spacewalks, and outreach […]
Canadian astronomers are using a powerful new tool to detect and study brief but powerful radio pulses, called Fast Radio Bursts
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) received the green light to proceed from Hawaii’s Supreme Court on October 31. Read about the two components Canada is contributing to this five-country project.