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Trudeau says Canada needs to ‘buckle down’ as cases surge, vaccines delayed

Canada got a one-two punch Friday as public health officials said vaccine deliveries would be delayed and its Covid-19 measures still aren’t working to control a resurging virus. “We have to buckle down, this is our best way through in the coming weeks of winter,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a news conference Friday…MORE

A stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family

A stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family

Our Milky Way galaxy is filled with streams of stars, but one of them appears to be a family that includes nearly 500 relatives, according to a new study. Astronomers have discovered 8,292 stellar streams in our galaxy. Rather than clusters of stars, streams form linear patterns. Each stream is named Theia for the Greek…MORE

Oldest quasar and supermassive black hole discovered in the distant universe

Oldest quasar and supermassive black hole discovered in the distant universe

The most distant quasar and the earliest known supermassive black hole have been discovered, shedding light on how massive galaxies formed in the early universe. This discovery was revealed Tuesday at the 237th meeting of The American Astronomical Society, happening virtually due to the pandemic. The study has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical…MORE

There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

The universe may be a little darker after a recent discovery has shown that there could be fewer galaxies populating it. A previous measurement by Hubble Space Telescope suggested there were 2 trillion galaxies spread across the universe. Now, the latest research points to only hundreds of billions of galaxies instead. After NASA’s New Horizons…MORE

There’s a case of wine heading back to Earth from space

There’s a case of wine heading back to Earth from space

A SpaceX Dragon capsule started its journey back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday with an unusual cargo: 12 bottles of wine and 320 grapevines. They were taken into space in November 2019 and March 2020, respectively, as part of an experiment organized by European startup Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU), it said…MORE

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