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Date: Title General Subject

18 Feb 10
JURASSIC SPACE: ANCIENT GALAXIES COME TOGETHER AFTER BILLIONS OF YEARS Galaxies

13 Nov 08
ASTRONOMERS CAPTURE FIRST IMAGES OF ANOTHER SOLAR SYSTEM Exoplanets

13 Oct 08
JAMES CLERK MAXWELL TELESCOPE BEGINS LEGACY SURVEY OF THE SUBMILLIMETRE SKY Radio telescope

15 Sep 08
FIRST PICTURE OF LIKELY PLANET AROUND SUN-LIKE STAR Extrasolar planets

09 Sep 08
INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF ASTRONOMERS FINDS MISSING LINK Solar system,
Asteroids

04 Jul 08
OBSERVATIONS OF UNIQUE TWIN-PULSAR STAR SYSTEM SHOW EFFECTS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY Neutron stars

04 Jun 08
SUPER-LUMINOUS SUPERNOVAE SN2006GY, SN2005GJ AND SN2005AP: POSSIBLE SIGNATURE OF EXPLOSIVE CONVERSION OF A NEUTRON STAR INTO A QUARK STAR Supernova

22 May 08
CASCA 2008: THE CANADIAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY GETS ITS PLACE AMONG THE STARS! Minor planets

22 May 08
CASCA 2008: CANADA IS A PARTNER IN HUBBLE'S SUCESSOR - THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Instrumentation

22 May 08
CASCA 2008: FOUR'S A CROWD: A RARE QUARTET OF STARS MAY UNLOCK SECRETS OF STELLAR EVOLUTION Massive stars

10 Apr 08
ASTRONOMERS DISCOVERED THE COLDEST BROWN DWARF STAR EVER OBSERVED Brown dwarf stars

22 Nov 07
ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER STARS WITH PURE CARBON ATMOSPHERE White dwarf stars

29 Oct 07
POSSIBLE DETECTION OF A SHORT TAIL BEHIND COMET 17/P HOLMES Comet

20 Aug 07
POSSIBLE CLOSEST NEUTRON STAR TO EARTH FOUND Neutron star

16 Aug 07
DARK MATTER MYSTERY DEEPENS IN COSMIC "TRAIN WRECK" Dark matter

8 Jun 07
CASCA 2007: BORING STAR MAY MEAN LIVELIER PLANET Extrasolar planets

7 Jun 07
CASCA 2007: A TEAM OF ASTRONOMERS IDENTIFIES THE MOST MASSIVE STAR EVER Massive stars,
Stellar evolution

7 Jun 07
CASCA 2007: ASTRONOMERS FIND MOST DISTANT BLACK HOLE Quasars,
Cosmology

6 Jun 07
CASCA 2007: ACTIVE STELLAR REMNANTS COULD PRESENT INTERESTING CHALLENGE FOR LISA Gravitational waves

10 Apr 07
FEATHERWEIGHT CELESTIAL PAIR HAS UNCERTAIN FUTURE TOGETHER Brown dwarf

20 Sep 06
"CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA" CHALLENGES UNDERSTANDING OF HOW SUPERNOVAE WORK Supernovae

18 Aug 06
HUBBLE SEES FAINTEST STARS IN A GLOBULAR CLUSTER White dwarf stars

3 Aug 06
BABY `Planemos’ CAN BE BORN AS TWINS Extrasolar planets

8 Jun 06
SPACE IS DUSTY, AND ASTRONOMER FINALLY KNOW WHY Supernova

6 Jun 06
GEMINI PROBES ANDROMEDA GALAXY WITH UNPRECEDENTED CLARITY Galaxies

6 Jun 06
A TALE OF TWO NEBULAE Stellar evolution

4 Jun 06
SMASHING YOUNG STARS LEAVE DWARFS IN THEIR WAKE Star formation

4 Jun 06
MOST SPACE TELESCOPE PLAYS `HIDE & SEEK' WITH AN EXOPLANET; LEARNS ABOUT ATMOSPHERE AND WEATHER OF A DISTANT WORLD Extrasolar planets

1 Jun 06
WORLD'S BIGGEST TELESCOPE PURSUES RELATIVISTIC BINARY PULSAR Neutron stars

10 May 06
ASTRONOMERS CONSTRUCT LARGEST-EVER 3D MAP OF A MILLION GALAXIES Cosmology

13 Jan 06
ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER FASTEST-SPINNING PULSAR Neutron stars

12 Jan 06
UBC ASTRONOMER TO REVEAL RESULTS OF MOST SATELLITE'S SEARCH FOR OTHER EARTHS Extrasolar planet

14 Dec 05
DISCOVERY OF A NEW KUIPER BELT OBJECT Solar system

22 Nov 05
WAS EINSTEIN'S BIGGEST BLUNDER A STELLAR SUCCESS ? Cosmology

17 May 05
MOST SPACE TELESCOPE SEES "TAIL WAGGING DOG" IN STAR-EXOPLANET SYSTEM Extrasolar planet

17 May 05
CANADA'S SPACE TELESCOPE CRACKS OPEN A MASSIVE STAR Stars,
Wolf-Rayet

17 May 05
THE SPIRE INSTRUMENT OF THE HERSCHEL SPACE TELESCOPE Space telescope,
instrumentation

17 May 05
A NEW LOOK OF STELLAR BIRTHS FROM SPACE Stars,
formation

17 May 05
CANADIAN ASTRONOMERS TO SEARCH FOR WATER IN THE UNIVERSE Space telescope,
instrumentation

16 May 05
MOST SPACE TELESCOPE PLAYS 'HIDE & SEEK' WITH AN EXOPLANET; LEARNS ABOUT ATMOSPHERE AND WEATHER OF A DISTANT WORLD Extrasolar planet

16 May 05
CANADIAN SPACE TELESCOPE DETECTS PUZZLING BRIGHTNESS VARIATIONS IN DYING STAR Stars,
Subdwarf

16 May 05
CANADA'S SPACE TELESCOPE DISCOVERS STAR RINGING OUT OF TUNE Stars,
Pulsation

16 May 05
ASTROPHYSICIST PROPOSE A NOVEL PROCEDURE TO PROBE THE ACCELERATING EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE NATURE OF DARK ENERGY Cosmology,
Dark energy

16 May 05
IN THE WAR AGAINST STARS: QUÉBEC STRIKES BACK ! Light pollution

14 May 05
NEW FIGURES RANK CANADA #1 IN ASTRONOMY Science

12 May 05
AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS RECEIVE CUSTOM IMAGES FROM CANADA'S BIGGEST TELESCOPES Gemini,
CFHT

19 Avr 05
STAR EXPLOSIONS ON THE HALF-SHELL Stars,
Supernova

18 Avr 05
FIVE GIANT IMPACT BASINS REVEAL THE ANCIENT EQUATOR OF MARS Solar system,
Mars

16 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: CANADIAN ASTRONOMERS SHED SOME LIGHT ON DARK MATTER AROUND GALAXIES Dark Matter,
Galaxies

15 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: CANADA'S FIRST SPACE TELESCOPE TAKES THE PULSE OF ONE STAR; DIAGNOSES ACNE AND HYPERACTIVITY IN ANOTHER" Space astronomy,
Stellar oscillations

15 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: PHYSICISTS FIND PERFECT ROTATIONS FOR MASSIVE MAGIC CUBES"

15 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: THE WORLD'S FOREMOST RADIO ASTRONOMICAL TALENTS GATHER IN CANADA" Radio astronomy,
New technology

15 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: YORK UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS CREATE "SUPER ATOM" Bose-Einstein Condensate

14 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: THE NORTH STAR CLOSER THAT PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT! Star cluster,
Distance

14 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: SYNCHROTRON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND THERAPY BEAMLINE UNIQUE IN NORTH AMERICA Synchrotron radiation

14 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: QUANTUM COMPUTERS TO BREAK THROUGH MOORE’S LAW BARRIER AND GO BEYOND DIGITAL Quantum physic

14 Jun 04
CAP/CASCA/COMP/BSC 2004: ON THE ROAD TO PHYSICS WITH ANTIHYDROGEN ATOMS Antimatter

23 Feb 04
SCIENTISTS WATCH NEUTRON STAR EXPLOSION IN REAL-TIME Neutron stars,
Degenerate stars

13 Jan 04
WHY DO GALAXIES IN THE YOUNG UNIVERSE APPEAR SO MATURE? Cosmology,
Galaxy formation

12 Jan 04
FIRST EVIDENCE OF AN EXTRA-SOLAR PLANET WITH A MAGNETIC FIELD Extrasolar planets

01 Jun 03
CASCA 2003: NEW MOONS AROUND JUPITER Solar system,
Moons

01 Jun 03
CASCA 2003: BRINGING THE STARS (AND THE UNIVERSE!) CLOSER TO HOME Education

20 Mar 03
Weighing a black hole at the edge of the Universe Cosmology,
Early Universe

13 Jan 03
NRC astronomer part of team that discovers new moons around Neptune Solar system,
moons

07 Nov 02
Strongest magnet in the Universe identified by University of Manitoba astronomer Neutron stars,
Degenerate stars

06 Jun 02
Stormy weather on the coolest brown dwarfs Low mass stars,
Star formation

13 May 02
CASCA 2002: From darkness to light - Forming the oldest stars in the cosmos Star formation,
Cosmology

12 May 02
CASCA 2002: World's largest hydrodynamic cosmological particle simulation performed at McMaster University Cosmology

12 May 02
CASCA 2002: Canadian astronomers go over to the 'dark' side Cosmology,
Dark Matter,
Solar System

26 Feb 02
Massive star pair raises dust while doing the tango

... Off-site link to more Gemini Observatory information
Stars

27 May 01
Press Releases Presented at the CASCA 2001 Meeting Stars,
Planets,
Our Milky Way Galaxy

26 Oct 00
Saturn swarming with satellites

... Off-site link to more Satellites of Saturn
Planets in our Solar System

14 Jan 00
Exposing the stuff between stars

... Off-site link to more Canadian Galactic Plane Survey images and press releases
Our Milky Way Galaxy

12 Jan 00
Possible astronomical implications for the origin of life-chemical synthesis in the circumstellar environment

... Off-site link to more Planetary Nebulae information
Astrobiology

09 Dec 99
Toward Solving the Mystery of the Origin of Uranus and Neptune

... Off-site link to more Solar System Models
Planets in our Solar System


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