Highlights/space

International, Internet, Science and Technology

 Canadian heading to space

A Canadian is now orbiting Earth, along with a Russian and American, heading towards the international space station. David Saint-Jacques, a 48-year-old doctor and astro-physicist, blasted off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with the two others in a trouble-free lift off» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New theory about Martian moons

The Martian moons are two pock-marked, cratered and slightly odd-shaped structures. It was long thought they were asteroids that long ago became captive of Martian gravity and pulled into orbit around the red planet. A new theory however suggests differently,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Further evidence of a moon outside our solar system

For the first time, astronauts last year thought they may have found a moon outside our solar system, and recent observations lend credence to the existence of this exomoon. This moon is thought to be the size and mass of» 

Society

NASA mission will study the heart of Mars

There have been several spacecraft sent to study Mars but NASA is hoping to launch the first to look at the planet’s interior on May 5, 2018. InSight, as it is called, will take six months to reach Mars and» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Travel to Mars! Worms leading the way

The effort is on to sending humans to Mars. In fact, NASA is aiming for a Mars mission perhaps by 2030, and there are other efforts as well. It will come as a surprise to most, but the humble earthworm,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Asteroid flyby: It was close, but the Earth is OK

It’s a large potato-shaped rock, roughly the size of a typical house. But it’s travelling at over 26,000 km/h relative to Earth’s speed. And although scientists were certain it posed no danger, it was a close shave in that it» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Exploring mysteries of space: Unique 3D space telescope opens in Canada

It’s far different looking than your typical idea of a telescope, and unlike most others, has no moving parts. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadians start NASA astronaut school

As children across Canada and the US prepare to start back to school after the summer holidays, so too are a couple of very special Canadians. They are starting astronaut school this week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

The mystery of “dark matter” ever so slightly illuminated.

The workings of the universe are so much mystery. One of the relatively recent discoveries or determinations was the presence of some mysterious entity occupying space. It was called dark matter in part because of its mysterious properties. Two Canadian» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport

It’s official Canada has been chosen for development of a new spaceport. An official press release today states, “Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a»