Space Science

Faculty of Science Prof. Scott Menary: York as a valued global contributor in physics

Scott Menary discusses the breakthrough that changed the way scientists look at the universe and contemplates York’s earning its spot on an international stage. Physics Professor Scott Menary, of York University’s Faculty of Science, contributed to a game-changing research endeavour at CERN ─ the subject of a 2016 article in the journal Nature ─ further establishing […]

York space scientists reflect on the last flight of Atlantis, the end of NASA’s space shuttle program and what the future holds

York University’s Department of Earth & Space Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Science & Engineering has a long history with NASA’s shuttle program. A new video highlights significant milestones in this history and includes reflections from a number of the University’s space scientists. Here are Professor Emeritus of Space Science Gordon Shepherd, Professor of […]

York University's rover team finishes second in Mars challenge

The York University Rover Team – just call them YURTs – maintained their record of excellence at the international University Rover Challenge (URC) on the weekend, finishing in second place to a team from Poland in the hot deserts of Utah. (CBC also covered the team's success). Above: Members of the York University Rover Team […]

York study finds fog, thick haze, and 'diamond dust' on Mars

Nights on Mars are shrouded in icy fog that turns to scattered precipitation, according to a new study of weather near the red planet's north pole, wrote National Geographic News online April 4: The finding marks the first time that fog has been directly observed on the neighbouring world, adding to evidence that modern Mars […]

Dean Janusz Kozinkski on the Faculty of Science & Engineering's India mission objectives

Researchers from the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Toronto's York University are currently touring India on a mission to establish key partnerships and collaborations with Indian research organizations and educational institutions, wrote Mumbai's The Hindu Business Line Feb. 27. The delegation of 12 researchers is visiting several top-tier universities and institutes across the country such […]