Event: Unboxing of space-travelling yeast and algae
Media are invited to capture the unveiling of two UBC science experiments that have circled the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission.
Jan 10, 2023
UBC students help NASA find landslides by training computers to read Reddit
UBC graduate students trained computers to “read” news articles about landslides on Reddit to bolster a NASA database, which could improve predictions of when and where these natural disasters will occur.
Oct 6, 2022
We’re heading to the moon and maybe Mars. So who owns them?
Humanity is set to make a return to the Moon with the Artemis program, in what NASA says is a first step to Mars. So, who gets first dibs?
Sep 1, 2022
UBC scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
UBC pharmaceutical sciences professor Dr. Corey Nislow is sending yeast and algae cultures into space, in a pod not much bigger than a shoebox, to study the effects of cosmic rays and near zero gravity on living organisms.
Aug 23, 2022
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home.
May 17, 2022
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
Magnetic field at Martian surface ten times stronger than expected
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA’s InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars.
Feb 24, 2020
UBC students play Mars explorers in rover competition
Second-year mechanical engineering students inspired by NASA’s Mars explorations will race remote-controlled “rovers” that they’ve designed themselves in a battle of wits, speed and design excellence.
Jan 28, 2020
UBC researcher studies yeast to protect astronauts from space radiation
Corey Nislow is not an astronaut, but if humanity makes it to Mars safely, he will have played a vital role.
Dec 16, 2019
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia.
Sep 3, 2019
Watch live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with member of NASA team
Watch NASA’s live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with the UBC planetary scientist who is the only Canadian involved in the mission.
Nov 23, 2018
MESSENGER reveals Mercury’s ancient magnetic field secrets
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury’s magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
May 7, 2015
Star light, star bright
UBC astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover new insights into the formation of the Milky Way.
Jul 18, 2013
UBC engineering students unveil moon dust-shoveling robot before NASA competition
A robot designed by UBC students will be shoveling moon dust at an international robotics competition next week, vying for a $500,000 prize and the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s future space exploration projects.
Oct 9, 2009