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UBC astronomy student discovers four new planets

Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system. The planets, designated “...

“Supermoon” to square off against comet dust on Saturday night

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Supermoon. Don't believe the earthquake-tsunami-shipwreck warnings, though -- the supermoon is not linked to any natural disasters. Or is it?

Lunar eclipse to turn moon eerily orange, red, or dark bloody brown overnight

Bonnie Tyler fans, get ready: 6 a.m. will mark a total eclipse of the heart. Er, moon. But this is no ordinary eclipse.

This Earth Hour, Think Before Turning the Lights Back On

I was 22 when I saw the Big Dipper for the first time. An embarrassing admission, but true. For someone who grew up in the suburbs, and not even in the heart of the city, the night sky was like a...