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NASA seeks advice from U of A in out-of-world research

In the Messier 82 (M82) Galaxy 12 million light years away, there’s a stellar fight taking place between a star and its deceased neighbour. NASA has reached out to Jeanette Gladstone, the University of Alberta Observatory’s director of public education and outreach, to give expert analysis of the event.

Space ‘burps’ offer clues on new galaxies: research focuses on how matter is ejected from black holes

By pinpointing the exact moment when a black hole launched fast- moving material from the region surrounding it, a University of Alberta astronomer has uncovered an important clue for discovering how new galaxies are formed. The interaction of material ejected, or “burped,” from black holes with other gasses in space is fundamental to the creation of

U of S space team competing to launch satellite

The year was 2010 at the second annual Japan Space Elevator Technology and Engineering Competition. The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team had sent a team of people there to compete. Their goal? To build and operate a robotic “climber” that can climb up and then back down 300 metres of cable faster than any

Rogue satellite re-enters Earth’s atmosphere and breaks up

Some time around midnight eastern time on Sept. 23, a decommissioned NASA satellite fell out of the sky — but nobody knows where. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, was launched in 1991. According to NASA, it was “the first multi-instrumented satellite to observe numerous chemical components of the atmosphere for better understanding of photochemistry.”

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