TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2021 – The discovery of a massive dead cluster of galaxies in a young universe full of star producing galaxies, close to 12 billion light-years away from Earth, has surprised an international team, including researchers from York University.
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Study: York U planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation
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 […]
Will Earth be swallowed up by a black hole?
TORONTO, June 28, 2021 – As York University physics and astronomy Professor Paul Delaney gets ready to board his spaceship and fly off (retire), he is leaving behind a few answers to some of the public’s most common astronomical questions over the years.
Stellar $3M endowment will help students, community reach for the stars and beyond
TORONTO, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 – With a galactic $3M investment, made in partnership with York University Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell and the Carswell Family Foundation, York University will share the wonders of the universe with students, youth in the community and the public through the creation of a new Chair. The Allan I. Carswell […]
Can’t get to Mars? View red planet at its brightest at York U observatory
TORONTO, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Most people are unlikely to be part of a mission to Mars, but they will have an opportunity to view the red planet at its closest to Earth in 15 years with a little help from York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory and its telescopes. “This is not an […]
Media Advisory: Talk to an expert about the solar eclipse; visit the York U Solar Fair
TORONTO, Monday, August 14, 2017 – Ask a York University expert about the upcoming solar eclipse now, and watch the event unfold later at York University’s Solar Fair on Monday, Aug. 21, where telescopes will be set up for viewing. Visitors will also be able to watch the path of the solar eclipse live on […]
How much gravity is enough? York U-led research studies how astronauts determine ‘up’ in space
TORONTO, September 3, 2014 – Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the lunar surface. Now, a new study by an international team of researchers led by York University professors Laurence Harris and Michael Jenkin, published today in PLOS ONE, suggests that the […]