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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Industry: Astronomy
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Aerospace, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Industrial Research Assistance Program, Medical Devices
Industry: Space sciences
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Dr. John Hutchings

- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but its repeated behavior suggests the presence of a hidden planet. This discovery is an early win for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) Transient Survey, just one-and-a-half years into its three-year mandate to monitor eight galactic stellar nurseries for variations in the brightness of forming stars. This novel study is critical to understanding how stars and planets are assembled. The survey is led by Doug Johnstone, Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and Greg Herczeg, Professor at Peking University (China), and is supported by an international team of astronomers from Canada, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
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- Maunakea, Hawaii, United States of America

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Atop Maunakea, a 4,200-metre-high dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, sit two of the world’s most impressive observatories, respectively housing the Canada-France-Hawaii and Gemini North telescopes. Each distinct in its role and purpose, these massive and highly-specialized telescopes provide some of the clearest and most detailed views of our universe.
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- Victoria, British Columbia

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 marked humanity’s first close encounter with Pluto, taking planetary exploration to the very edge of our solar system. Following its nine-year trek, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed its planetary flyby to collect data and photograph the dwarf planet up-close for the very first time.