What the next supernova can teach us, and why astronomers hope it will come from Betelgeuse

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Chenoa van den Boogaard, Physics & Astronomy editor In October 2019, astronomers noticed that Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that forms the left shoulder of the constellation Orion, was beginning to dim. While variable stars such as Betelgeuse regularly experience dim and bright phases throughout their lives, this recent dimming phase was unusual because the […]

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Virtual road trip: Exploring Canada’s major physics labs

Stephanne Taylor, Physics & Astronomy co-editor Collaboration is the backbone of science: without it, the boundaries of scientific knowledge would remain fairly narrow, with various areas of science remaining isolated and unable to transfer ideas back and forth. Like most scientific pursuits, physics is highly collaborative – especially here in Canada. While the United States established […]

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