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Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton.
Every year, on the night of August 12-13 the Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by a comet
At last we have found a truly Earth-like planet orbiting another star. It lies some 500 light years away
Ken Tapping's weekly astrophysics column from Dominion Radio Observatory
in an event we call the Big Bang, that lump started to cool and expand, eventually becoming the universe we see around us today.
CHIME is an acronym is short for Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment.
So far, the score sheet of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun is well over a thousand
Ever since our first dreams of exploring space, there has been the idea of having a space station orbiting the Earth
The Sun is a big ball of hot gas, threaded with magnetic fields and with a nuclear fusion reactor in the middle.
NASA recently released a most amazing image. It had been sent back by the Cassini spacecraft
On May14, 2009 the Herschel space observatory was launched. It was designed to image the sky in the millimetre wavelength range.
Astronauts will be on their way to Mars, the red planet, to see first hand what the robot explorers are telling us
there is still a lot of dust and other lumps orbiting the Sun today. Collisions are still happening, but far less often than they used to
Over the last few weeks, the rover Curiosity, which is currently exploring the surface of Mars, came up with another important discovery
This radio telescope, known as the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA), will be a front-line astronomical tool for decades to come.
With the winter still grinding on in most parts of Canada, it is nice to be able to see in the sky that spring is on the way.
Over recent years we have been finding creatures on our world living happily under conditions that would kill us very quickly.
Every year we get lots of enquiries and reports from people who have seen things in the sky.
It looks as though we could be getting a comet for spring
Ken Tapping's weekly astrophysical column from the Herzberg Institute