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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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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 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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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk exudes confidence and know-how, both essential elements of good entrepreneurship. But according to TED's Chris Anderson, what sets Musk apart from the rest is the massive respect he has for the science behind his investments. (2:08 min.)

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Is the construction of a space elevator viable? Or is it science fiction? This video addresses what a space elevator would like, what it could be made of and the challenges involved in building one. (5:25 min.)

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The gold we find on Earth did not come from our planet’s rocky crust. It was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. So gold is really extraterrestrial! (4:34 min.)

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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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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Science 10 Curriculum Content area on the Universe (Space Science).

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