First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they’ve detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
The Perseid meteor shower, which can produce upwards of 100 meteors per hour in a dark-sky location, is happening now. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading
Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission took humans to the moon, capturing imaginations worldwide and sparking a new era of discovery. CBC News is looking back this week at the landmark mission, considering its impact on the world today and exploring Canada’s role in the new space economy. Continue reading
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared, “We choose to go to the moon.” Just seven years later, the first steps were taken on the lunar surface by Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Continue reading
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is dying. Over the past week, amateur astronomers around the world have seen some unusual activity around the solar system’s largest and longest-lasting storm. Continue reading
The expanding universe is a complicated place. During inflation the universe expanded faster than light, but that’s something that actually happens all the time, it’s happening right now. This doesn’t violate Einstein’s theory of relativity since nothing is moving through space faster than light, it’s just that space itself is expanding such that far away objects are receding rapidly from each other. Continue reading
“Blue Moon” could take astronauts to the moon in 2024. Continue reading