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Space museum reaches for the stars with new Nintendo game

A screenshot from the game, StarBlox Inc.
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Staff at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum helped launch StarBlox Inc., a new game for Nintendo Switch. Read more about the museum’s approach to making the game — and hear an audio clip from CBC’s All in a Day.

The Science Behind the Art: Visualizing Astrophysics

An artists impression of exoplanets.
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When you read a scientific story in a popular blog or magazine, many times you will see the caveat "artist interpretation" next to some of the accompanying images. This as a gross undersell of the time, effort, and most important, accuracy, that goes into developing the renders. While we don't know what a black hole or an exoplanet looks like, it is important to attempt to visualize them, and to do it as accurately as possible. This video is an interview with two people who are responsible for

Cassini Makes its First Dive Between Saturn and its Rings

A close up view of a storm on the surface of Saturn, taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
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NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission has begun its final mission phase, making its first dive between the planet Saturn and its rings. It is the only craft to ever make that plunge. Check out some of the amazing images it took as it went through, including the north pole hexagonal vortex.

What to do about Space Junk

An artist's impression of space junk orbiting the Earth.
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Human's have been launching satellites into space since 1957, and now the current number of objects in orbit larger than 10 cm is about 23,000. The growing number poses a real threat to the future of space exploration. Humanity will need to solve this problem moving forward, and ideas are currently being discussed.