Physics Girl astrophysics series – Brown Dwarfs are among the most recently observed objects in the universe. They have at MOST 8% the mass of the Sun. The lower mass boundary is not known! So they are halfway between stars and gas giant planets. Astrophysicist Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi sits down with Dianna Cowern to discuss the latest research and the history of Brown Dwarfs Continue reading
Why is Earth is a blue planet? Because it’s covered in water! Where did Earth’s water come from? Of course, water isn’t unique to our planet. The origin of water traces beyond the solar system to the earliest days of the universe. Here’s the story of the galaxy’s H2O. Continue reading
Will Smith talks with Astronaut Drew Feustel in the first ever Instagram Live with the International Space Station. Continue reading
After a brief absence and early morning appearances, you can catch the International Space Station at night as it crosses the sky. Here are the best viewing times across Canada. Continue reading
As of 1989, mankind had successfully sent craft to every known planet in the solar system except one: Pluto. Located in an mysterious region called the Kuiper Belt, Pluto is a scientific goldmine, and could hold clues to the formation of our solar system. Alan Stern explains how NASA’s New Horizons mission is going to allow us to see Pluto for the first time. Lesson by Alan Stern, animation by Eoin Duffy. Continue reading
On Nov. 30, 2010, astronomers discovered asteroid 2010 WC9. However, it soon faded from view and was lost. But now it’s back, and it’s going to whiz past Earth Monday night. Continue reading
A robotic lander has been launched for a mission to Mars, where it will probe the planet’s interior.
Source: NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars | CBC News
An asteroid that exploded over Sudan in 2008 could be proof that our early solar system was home to many planets.
Source: Scientists believe diamonds in meteorite hail from lost planet in our solar system | CBC News