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Canadian Space Agency

Science & Tech

James Webb Space Telescope reveals stunning first images of deep-space

A cosmic deep dive, these photographs are the deepest and sharpest full-colour images of the universe yet

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Exploration

David Saint-Jacques

Episode 11

The Canadian Space Agency astronaut on the Zen-like experience of living in orbit, his groundbreaking spacewalk, and the low-tech way he knew he’d made it to space

  • 37 minutes
RADARSAT constellation mission satellite at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency launches long-awaited satellite mission

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission will capture detailed images of Canada’s landmass, helping researchers track everything from drought to the impacts of climate change in the Arctic

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Exploration

Roberta Bondar

Episode 3

The first Canadian woman and first neurologist to go to space reflects on her exciting career and why she’s focused on planet Earth.

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An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

Science & Tech

Canada is partnering with NASA to send humans to the moon

The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: blue shark sightings boom in the Bay of Fundy

Plus: a sticky new way to track polar bears, curious squirrel behaviour, Canada’s answer to the Galapagos and the algal experiment blasting off into space.

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Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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The Curiosity Rover on Mars

Science & Tech

Watch NASA’s Curiosity Rover sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to itself on Mars

August 5, 2016 marks four years since Curiosity landed on the red planet

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A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

Science & Tech

Super-salty lakes under Arctic ice cap could help in the search for extraterrestrial life

Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 

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Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

People & Culture

From the prairies to the North Pole to NASA: Remembering Dean Hadley

Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.

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A terrain model of a portion of Northeast Greenland National Park

Mapping

Satellites produce new ultra-precise topographic map of Earth

German satellites TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X spent five years orbiting Earth in close formation to create 3D global map of unprecedented accuracy 

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Joshua Kutryk Jenni Sidey Canadian Space Agency astronauts

Science & Tech

Meet Canada’s newest astronauts

Jenni Sidey and Joshua Kutryk, both from Alberta, were announced as Canada's 13th and 14th astronauts on Canada Day

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Aurora borealis light up the night over Waterbury Lake in northern Saskatchewan

Environment

The hidden force field that rules our world

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book 'The Spinning Magnet,' Alanna Mitchell explains why we should know and care about Earth's electromagnetic field 

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Partial solar eclipse October 23 2014

Science & Tech

How and where to see today’s solar eclipse

Here's how Canadians can watch the so-called "Great American Eclipse"

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