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Astronomers capture radio signal from distant galaxy

Published: 16Jan2023

How do stars form in distant galaxies? Astronomers have long been trying to answer this question by detecting radio signals emitted by nearby galaxies. However, these signals become weaker the...

To infinity and beyond: $26 million to propel space research at McGill University and Université de Montréal to the outer limits

Published: 21Nov2022

The McGill Space Institute (MSI) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal are at the forefront of the exhilarating pace of space research, helping to advance...

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Published: 12May2022

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole...

What the rise of oxygen on early Earth tells us about life on other planets

Published: 31Jan2022

When did the Earth reach oxygen levels sufficient to support animal life? Researchers from McGill University have discovered that a rise in oxygen levels occurred in step with the evolution and...

New insights into seasons on a planet outside our solar system

Published: 13Jan2022

XO-3b, a hot Jupiter on an eccentric orbit. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Astronomers uncover mysterious origins of ‘super-Earths’

Published: 10Feb2021

Mini-Neptunes and super-Earths up to four times the size of our own are the most common exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system. Until now, super-Earths were thought to be the rocky cores...

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