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- December 02, 2016
Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images
The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of the Red Planet last week. The Swiss-led camera worked almost perfectly and has provided spectacular views of the surface.
- November 29, 2016
Asteroid impacts could create habitats for life, suggests Chicxulub crater study
Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life.
- November 15, 2016
CanMars Mars Analogue Mission open house a hit with Londoners
CanMars Analogue Mission team hosted an open house on November 10. A few hundred space lovers attended the open house.
- November 06, 2016
CanMars Analogue Mission Public Night
The CanMars Analogue mission team will be hosting a Public Night on Thursday Nov. 10th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Western University's Physics and Astronomy Building.
- November 02, 2016
Mission to Mars. First stop, Utah.
Western University researchers and students have launched CanMars Mission 2016, a Mars rover simulation that is expected to have significant impacts on future Mars expeditions.
- November 01, 2016
Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation
The next major step in the exploration of Mars is the return of samples from the Martian surface back to Earth. Now through November 18, Western University and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are simulating this experience through a science-driven investigation – the CanMars 2016 Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission.
- October 12, 2016
International Observe the Moon Night 2016 at Western was a success!
Close to 300 visitors enjoyed various activities at the Cronyn Observatory to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night
- September 19, 2016
Western-Based Team Beginning a new HiRISE Imaging Campaign of Mars
Our Western University-based team is gearing up once again to help plan a 2-week set of HiRISE images of Mars starting this week (HiRISE is a high-resolution camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – MRO).
- September 14, 2016
New Discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth's origin
A new study led by Western University’s all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins – a finding at odds with accepted wisdom held by scientists for decades.
- March 15, 2016
CPSX planetary scientist heads back to Mars with European space probe
CPSX's Dr. Livio Tornabene heads back to Mars with the launch of the Colour and Surface Stereo Imagining System (CaSSIS) part of ExoMars.
- February 09, 2016
Western-Based Team Beginning a HiRISE Imaging Campaign in A NEW Mission Control Facility
Our Western University-based team is gearing up once again to help plan a 2-week set of HiRISE images starting this week (HiRISE is a high-resolution camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – MRO).