TORONTO, Dec. XX, 2021 – The new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency – is expected to launch this month with the Canadian-built Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS). It will take images and spectra of fainter objects than the Hubble Telescope ever could, and it’s creating an astronomical amount of excitement.
Interdisciplinary investigation of the planet’s south pole points to clays being the likely culprit TORONTO, July 29, 2021 – For years scientists have been debating what might lay under the Martian planet’s south polar cap after bright radar reflections were discovered and initially attributed to water. But now, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, led by planetary scientists from […]
TORONTO, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – It’s rare to see a super blue blood moon and a lunar eclipse all at the same time, says York University Professor Paul Delaney. The last one was in 1866. But that’s what Jan. 31 will bring eager celestial watchers. The “blue” in the super blue blood moon is […]
TORONTO, October 12, 2016 – Planets that revolve around two suns may surprisingly survive the violent late stages of the stars’ lives, according to new research out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and York University. The finding is surprising because planets orbiting close to a single sun, like Mercury and Venus in our solar […]
TORONTO, December 17, 2015 – Michael Daly, a York University researcher, is the lead scientist on a laser altimeter that will map the surface and create a 3D model of the asteroid Bennu during a NASA mission launching in 2016. The instrument will also help to guide the spacecraft on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return […]
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 – Flowing water has been found on Mars, NASA announced this morning. What does this mean? Ask a York University expert. Dark streaks have been visible on Mars in the summer, but they dry up in the fall. NASA now says those streaks are liquid water with a high salt content. […]
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 – NASA pioneer Miss Baker was born in Peru, twice-married, and lived out her retirement in a modest bungalow in Alabama where she answered fan mail in her spare time. She was also a squirrel monkey. Now, more than 50 years after Baker’s rise to fame as one of the first […]