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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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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

Astronomers have released an image of a vast filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula.

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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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Speeding Stars Are Evidence Our Galaxy’s Spiral Arms Will Disappear

Speeding Stars Are Evidence Our Galaxy’s Spiral Arms Will Disappear

Astronomers have found a group of stars overtaking the Sun in its orbit around the Milky Way Galaxy–evidence that our Galaxy’s spiral arms will disappear.

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New Planet-hunting Instrument Joins the Search for Super-Jupiters

New Planet-hunting Instrument Joins the Search for Super-Jupiters

CHARIS, a powerful new instrument designed to search for Jupiter-like exoplanets, reached its critical “first-light” milestone in November 2016.

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