Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had located a system of at least seven rocky planets orbiting an ultra cool dwarf star.

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How can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? It all begins with light - the kind we see and the kind we can’t. (4:45 min.)

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Scientists have found thousands of planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.

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Meet Catherine and learn about the cool things she does on a daily basis at the Algonquin Radio Observatory. (2:14 min.)

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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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Does the universe have a beginning or was it here since forever? Evidence suggests that there was indeed a starting point to this universe we are part of right now.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary I & II Science and Technology content area on the Earth and Space (Astronomical Phenomena).

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CurioCity resources which align with the New Brunswick Grade 9 Science Curriculum Unit on Space Exploration.

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