Posts Tagged ‘astrophysics’

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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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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