UBC student discovers 17 new planets, including potentially habitable, Earth-sized world
UBC astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA’s Kepler mission.
Feb 28, 2020
A guide to the August 21 total solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse over the United States on August 21 has people excited. Here in the Lower Mainland, we’ll see 87 per cent of the sun obscured by the moon.
Aug 16, 2017
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.
May 30, 2016
UBC astronomer confirms a new “Super-Earth” planet
A UBC astronomer who doubles as a mission scientist with Canada’s first space telescope is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system.
Dec 18, 2014