Canadian LIDAR to be a Part of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

NASA today announced that the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission was the winner of NASA’s third mission in its New Frontiers Program. It was one of three finalists. Regardless of which mission was going to be selected Canada was participating in all three. Canada’s contribution will be a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that the Canadian Space Agency will contract out to …

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Astronomy: What's Up February? Moon and Planet Pairs

This month see Jupiter at sunset, Saturn at midnight, pretty moon and planet couples in-between. Plus find a comet, and an asteroid in your telescope. Also features the Valentines day flyby of comet Temple 1 by the Stardust NExT spacecraft. Brought to you by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Professional Astronomers "Unraveling the Universe"

According to Philomena Bonis, the real reason why she hosted the Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX) 8th Annual Expanding Canada’s Frontier Symposium, on Friday, January 28th, at the University of Toronto Convocation Hall was to show that “the passions, the dreams and the interests of ordinary people can turn a series of seemingly small steps into something extraordinary.”

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