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Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

A revolutionary Canadian radio telescope called CHIME will tackle major astrophysics and cosmology topics.

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Canadian Science Minister installs the final piece of Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope

Canadian Science Minister installs the final piece of Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope

A new Canadian radio telescope is mapping the Universe in 3D, searching for FRBs and clues to Dark Energy.

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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in Magnetic Universe

Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in Magnetic Universe

A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth, providing insight into how magnetism in the Universe formed and evolved.

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Opening a Wider Window on the Universe

Opening a Wider Window on the Universe

An innovative astronomical spectrograph (WIFIS) has achieved “first light.” It was developed by a team including U of Toronto and Dunlap astronomers,

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Radio Astronomers Peer Deep into the Stellar Nursery of the Orion Nebula

Radio Astronomers Peer Deep into the Stellar Nursery of the Orion Nebula

For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy’s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

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Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours

Mapping the Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours

For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy’s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

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The Search for the Radio Cosmic Web and Large-Scale Cosmic Magnetism Begins

The Search for the Radio Cosmic Web and Large-Scale Cosmic Magnetism Begins

Using a novel method, a team of astronomers has performed the most comprehensive search yet for a radio signal from the cosmic web.

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New Survey Finds “Peter Pan” Radio Galaxies That May Never Grow Up

New Survey Finds “Peter Pan” Radio Galaxies That May Never Grow Up

With a new survey, astronomers have found “Peter Pan” radio galaxies that may never grow up.

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Missing Stars in the Solar Neighbourhood Reveal the Sun’s Speed and Distance to the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Missing Stars in the Solar Neighbourhood Reveal the Sun’s Speed and Distance to the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Using a novel method and Gaia data, U of Toronto astronomers have estimated the speed of the Sun and its distance from the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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