Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

UBC student Eva Kwan is helping to keep Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in his happy place.

Earth to Commander Chris

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded

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The Cosmic microwave background (CMB) as observed by Planck. The CMB is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380,000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. (Credit: European Space Agency and the Planck Collaboration)

Planck space mission sheds light on the Universe

Mar. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Planck Space Telescope has produced the best map ever made of the most ancient light in the Universe, with help from a Canadian team led by University of British Columbia Prof. Douglas Scott and University of Toronto Prof. J. Richard Bond.

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Ground excavation is now under way for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton, B.C. When completed, it will have a footprint larger than six NHL hockey rinks and enable scientists to attempt the largest volume survey of the universe. (Photo: Gary Hinshaw, UBC)

Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope

Jan. 24, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe

Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.

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UBC scientists part of three PhysicsWorld’s top 10 breakthroughs

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.

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UBC scientists key contributors to ‘super-cool’ camera, built to reveal early life of stars

Dec. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world’s largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.

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Astronomers unveil portrait of “super-exotic super-Earth:” Densest known rocky planet

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

An international team of astronomers today revealed details of a “super-exotic” exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison.

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Astronomers confirm Einstein’s theory of relativity and accelerating cosmic expansion

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia astronomer Ludovic Van Waerbeke with an international team has confirmed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating after looking at data from the largest-ever survey conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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