The life cycle and death of stars form the ingredients that make up Earth, making stars critical to life as we know it.

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Just received my PhD in 2016, now doing postdoctoral research!

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Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had located a system of at least seven rocky planets orbiting an ultra cool dwarf star.

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How can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? It all begins with light - the kind we see and the kind we can’t. (4:45 min.)

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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 min.)

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Scientists have found thousands of planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.

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The gold we find on Earth did not come from our planet’s rocky crust. It was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. So gold is really extraterrestrial! (4:34 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Earth Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on the Earth within the Solar System.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Earth Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on the Earth within the Solar System.

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