A global team of scientists that included a Canadian researcher allowed the world to “see the unseeable” on Wednesday, revealing the first ever captured image of a black hole.
The picture, depicting an orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light around the edge of an abyss, came about as a result of an international collaboration of more than 200 academics and images compiled from eight Earth-based telescopes positioned around the world.
ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – An amateur astronomer in British Columbia has made a discovery that has gained the attention of NASA.
Scott Tilley, a 47-year-old electrical technologist, sneaks time away from his family when he can to search for spy satellites using radio frequency signals and a contraption of remote control cameras and antennas on the roof of his Roberts Creek home on the Sunshine Coast.
The truth is out there, and in 2015, more Canadians tried to find it when it came to UFOs.
A newly-released study by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research has found while UFOs aren’t on the minds of most people, sightings of the flying objects spiked last year to 1,267. That’s about three or four every day reported to civilian and official agencies.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland had more reported UFOs in 2015 compared with 2014.
STOCKHOLM – Arthur McDonald — a professor emeritus at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in northern Ontario — is a co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on tiny particles called neutrinos.
McDonald and Japanese scientist Takaaki Kajita were cited for the discovery of neutrino oscillations and their contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos change identities.
“The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in announcing the award early Tuesday.
McDonald, who spoke to reporters by phone from his home in Kingston immediately after the prize was announced, said being named by the committee is a “very daunting experience, needless to say.”
“Fortunately, I have many colleagues as well who share this prize with me.”
WINNIPEG – From now on when someone says it’s as cold as Winnipeg, you may have to ask them to be more specific.
Winnipeg, Manitoba? Or Winnipeg, Mars?
A team of NASA scientists who are working with the Curiosity rover as it scans the red planet have named a small patch of rock “Winnipeg.”
“It’s been looking for water, essentially, evidence of past life and things like that. So Winnipeg is one of those spots along that scientific journey,” Scott Young, an astronomer with the Manitoba Museum, said Friday.
The Manitoba government is spending $9.2 million to upgrade 21 science labs across the province.
The second phase of the province’s Science Action Plan was highlighted Monday at Collège Béliveau, where the school will benefit from two upgraded labs. Renovations include replacement of millwork, fixtures, flooring, ceilings, lighting and ventilation fume hoods.