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Jeffery Renaud, Western News, June 23, 2020
Western astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own – an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm. Until then, however, the mere possibility of the find sparks excitement over our biggest questions about the universe.
Jonathan O'Callaghan, New York Times, May 13, 2020
A study says the DART mission’s collision with an asteroid near Earth may liberate enough debris to reach Earth’s atmosphere.
Jason Winders, Western News, April 15, 2020
Researchers, led by Western University’s Sarah Gallagher, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea have detected the most energetic wind from any quasar ever measured. This outflow, which is travelling at nearly 13% of the speed of light, carries enough energy to dramatically impact star formation across an entire galaxy.
Paul Woods, Nature Astronomy, April 14, 2020
In 2010, the Spitzer Space Telescope detected evidence of a complex form of carbon that had never been seen in extraterrestrial environments. Jan Cami recounts the discovery of buckminsterfullerene in space.