Press Releases

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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First Light for a “Made in Canada” Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

First Light for a “Made in Canada” Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A team of astronomers has begun a search for extraterrestrial intelligence with an instrument capable of detecting short, bright pulses of infrared light.

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New Dunlap Director on Astronomy, Gender and Hockey

New Dunlap Director on Astronomy, Gender and Hockey

The Dunlap Institute’s new director, Prof. Bryan Gaensler talks about astronomy in Canada, gender issues in science, and hockey.

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The Answer is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

The Answer is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

Astronomers from Toronto and Arizona have provided the first direct evidence of an intergalactic “wind” stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies.

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Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde at 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2

Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde at 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2

The Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde will speak at the 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2nd.

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Astronomers find unexpected lack of water vapour on hot Jupiters

Astronomers find unexpected lack of water vapour on hot Jupiters

A team of astronomers has found a lower than expected abundance of water vapour in the atmospheres of three Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System.

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