Star Voyagers

by Cam Wipper “We cast this message into the cosmos. It is likely to survive a billion years into our future, when our civilization is profoundly altered and the surface of the Earth may be vastly changed. Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some—perhaps many—may have inhabited planets and spacefaring civilizations.” […]

Mars Mania

Our next-door neighborhood, Mars, is having a bit of a moment. NASA confirmed evidence that liquid water flows on the surface of Mars. This is a huge discovery; prior to Monday the only place in the universe with flowing liquid water was the Earth. Astronomers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to discover the probable […]

Exchange Day!

For those followers of the CFHT Facebook and Twitter accounts, you may notice that every few weeks there is a post about an “exchange” with an image of some sort of machinery. But what is an exchange and why do we post about them? Before we talk about exchanges, we have to talk about our […]