Too much sodium turns a star blue


An international team of astrophysicists, led by researchers from the Université de Montréal, has identified a star on which a sodium-rich asteroid has crashed, drastically transforming its apparent color. These results raise many questions about the…

L’enseignant chercheur Martin Aubé invité à Bruxelles


L’enseignant et chercheur au Département de physique du Cégep de Sherbrooke Martin Aubé prononcera la conférence d’ouverture à l’occasion de la cérémonie soulignant le 100e anniversaire de l’Union astronomique internationale qui se tiendra au palais des…

Fortuitous discovery of a new galaxy in the cosmic neighbourhood


Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made an unexpected finding. They discovered a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard,…