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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Tweets Photo of Kingston from Orbit

Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted a photo of Kingston this week that he snapped while in orbit on the International Space Station (left). Hadfield, who graduated from Kingston’s Royal Military College in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, was launched into space on December 19 aboard a Soyuz spacecraft and docked with the ISS two… Keep Reading

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Oxygen Detected in the Atmosphere of Saturn’s Moon

By analyzing data collected by the Cassini spacecraft in April 2010, during its flight over one of the 62 satellites of Saturn, U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered oxygen molecules in the exosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione (pictured) – which coincidentally was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1684. The presence of… Keep Reading

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Astronaut comes to Queen’s Campus, Student Builds a Spaceship in his House

Today, Queen’s University alumnus Andrew Feustel (left) returns to campus to talk about his career as a NASA astronaut. Dr. Feustel, PhD’95, was the lead space-walker on the space shuttle Endeavour’s final mission last May. That flight followed his first shuttle flight two years earlier where he also left the shuttle Atlantis to make repairs… Keep Reading

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Many Comets Formed Outside Our Solar System

Queen’s University astronomy professor Martin Duncan, and an international team of astronomers, have discovered that many of the comets observed from Earth – including well known comets like Halley, Hale-Bopp and McNaught – may have been formed in orbit around other stars and not our own sun. Using computer simulations, researchers demonstrate that the Sun… Keep Reading

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