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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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X Marks the Spot at the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

X Marks the Spot at the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Two astronomers—with the help of Twitter—have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected

Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected

A team including astronomers from the University of Toronto has given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions.

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University of Toronto Joins Murchison Widefield Array Consortium

University of Toronto Joins Murchison Widefield Array Consortium

University of Toronto officially joins international consortium operating the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in Australia.

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Assistant Professor Position Search – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Assistant Professor Position Search – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Applications now welcome for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in experimental astrophysics at the University of Toronto.

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New Clues in the Fast Radio Burst Mystery

New Clues in the Fast Radio Burst Mystery

A team including astronomers from the U of T has discovered a new Fast Radio Burst that sheds new light on the nature of these strange cosmic events.

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U of T’s Abraham becomes new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

U of T’s Abraham becomes new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Prof. Roberto Abraham of the University of Toronto was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in an official ceremony on Friday, November 27th.

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Watching an Exoplanet in Motion Around a Distant Star

Watching an Exoplanet in Motion Around a Distant Star

A series of images from the Gemini Planet Imager shows the exoplanet β Pic b as it moves through 1 ½ years of its 22-year orbital period.

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First Discovery for a New Planet Finder

First Discovery for a New Planet Finder

A team including astronomers from the Dunlap Institute has discovered a “young Jupiter” exoplanet called 51 Eri b, which could help explain how the Solar System was formed.

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Distant Radio Galaxies Reveal Hidden Structures Right Above Our Heads

Distant Radio Galaxies Reveal Hidden Structures Right Above Our Heads

By observing galaxies billions of light-years away, a team of astronomers has detected tube-like structures mere hundreds of kilometres above the Earth’s surface.

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