Astrophysicists find elusive molecule that ‘kick-started’ the universe | CBC News

​​​​​​​They knew it had to exist, but they just couldn’t find evidence of it. Now, after decades of searching, astrophysicists have found verification of the first molecule that formed after the Big Bang. Continue reading

How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole – YouTube

We have just seen the first image of a black hole, the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 with a mass 6.5 billion times that of our sun. But what is that image really showing us? This is an awesome paper on the topic by J.P. Luminet: Image of a spherical black hole with thin accretion disk Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 75, no. 1-2, May 1979, p. 228-235 https://ve42.co/luminet Continue reading

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques takes 1st spacewalk – CBC News

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is taking his first spacewalk this morning.  Saint-Jacques and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain tackled battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday. It was the third spacewalk in just 2½ weeks for the space station crew. Today’s walk is expected to last 6½ hours. Continue reading

Humans of the CSA – Magdalena Wierus – Intermediate Operations Engineer (Logistics and Sustaining Engineering)

Magdalena Wierus is Intermediate Operations Engineer (Logistics and Sustaining Engineering) at the Canadian Space Agency.

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