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Science Weekend


Every weekend SpaceQ features unique stories and video about space, whether it’s astronomy, the search for life, space science, space exploration and more.

Science Weekend – An evening of exoplanets

Illustration of an exoplanet

This past week the University of Guelph physics department in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Montreal Centre and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal spent an evening discussing the latest news and research in the exciting field of exoplanets.

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How to see the great Jupiter and Saturn conjunction

The great Jupiter - Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn are in the midst of a great planetary dance, one which from Earth will result in the two planets appearing side by side in the night sky culminating in the great planetary conjunction on December 21. Even if the skies aren’t clear where you are, you’ll be able to virtually watch the event.

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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft performs flawless touch-and-go maneuver

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

It was scripted to happen this way, but when it did what it was supposed to do, ground controllers and scientists elation was clearly evident. What had just happened? A spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, had just “touched” down, albeit it for seconds, on asteroid Bennu, grabbed a bunch of “dust and pebbles,” and taken off again with its prize. It lasted mere seconds, yet took years to …

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