Making Headlines

  • Changing the uses for natural resources
    Current methods and applications for resource exploitation are polarizing topics. Add to this the impact of a rapidly changing global social, political and economic landscape and questions emerge about the future of Canada’s natural resources. Leading the charge to answer is Giovanni Fanchini from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western University.
  • Astronomers believe we could be in for a rare meteor storm
    There's a chance a rare meteor "storm" will occur Thursday night, and eastern Canada might be able to catch it. Outburst will be short-lived, but could give a good show.
  • Western News: Scientists explore origins of interstellar visitors
    Since 2017, not one but two interstellar asteroids have been detected entering our solar system – each one offering more clues as to their origins and unlocking further secrets of the universe. Physics and Astronomy professor Paul Wiegert from Western’s Institute for Earth & Space Exploration is now tracing the origins of these far-travelling bodies.

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