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Canada’s Name the Exoplanet Contest!
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Nov 14, 2019
Scientists have discovered thousands of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, aka exoplanets. Most of those planets have boring names consisting of letters and numbers that keep track of the star catalogue in which they are listed. Take, for example, planet HD 136418b. The "HD" refers to the Henry Draper Catalogue, the "136418" means the planet orbits the 136,418th star in the catalogue, and the "b" refers to it being the first planet discovered around that star (they don't use "a" because
Social Science & Culture
Cast your vote to make the Ingenium Channel Canada’s favourite science blog!
Ingenium - Canada's…
Sep 16, 2019
Ready, set...vote! The Ingenium Channel has landed on the short list for the 2019 People’s Choice Award: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog. “We’re thrilled to see that the Channel is getting noticed,” says Brian Dawson, chief digital officer at Ingenium — Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. “Through our colourful range of blog posts and articles, the Channel takes readers behind the scenes of our three national museums, and features the human stories behind Canadian innovations.” Popular