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Discovery of a fast radio burst that pulses at regular intervals

Published: 17Jun2020

A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from McGill University, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating from a nearby galaxy pulses at regular intervals...

Canadian astronomers determine Earth’s fingerprint in hopes of finding habitable planets beyond the Solar System

Published: 28Aug2019

Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a “fingerprint” for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life.

IFLS | Astronomers Have Found An Incredible 8 More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts

Published: 16Aug2019

"There is definitely a difference between the sources, with some being more prolific than others," physicist Ziggy Pleunis of McGill University told Science Alert. "We already knew from FRB 121102...

What will be the next big things in astronomy?

Published: 30May2019

It’s been an exciting time for astronomy lovers in the past few years: the first black hole picture amazed, many exoplanets have been discovered, gravitational waves were observed for the first...

Matt Dobbs awarded 2019 Killam Research Fellowship in Natural Sciences

Published: 25Apr2019

McGill University astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is the recipient of the 2019 Killam Research Fellowship in Natural Sciences....

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Published: 10Apr2019

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today,...

Jonathan Sievers and Jennifer Welsh named Canada 150 Research Chairs

Published: 29Mar2018

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced...

Expert: 'Super Blue/Blood Moon' coming on Jan. 31

Published: 22Jan2018

NASA says that the next full moon will be a ‘super blue blood moon’. What does it mean? Kelly Lepo, coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, is available to answer your questions. (NASA)...

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