The James-Webb and Hubble telescopes amaze us with this barred spiral galaxy

2023-10-10 19:05:24 NASA put online every day at the beginning of October a sumptuous image of a galaxy taken with the Hubble telescope. Futura presents two to start with: the barred spiral galaxies NGC 685 and NGC 5068, the latter having also been recently observed with the James-Webb space telescope, the JWST. It’s almost as … Read more

Big things in the works for 2023

A great year According to the big boss of NASA, 2022 marks the history of the American space agency. The program for the next year also promises to be loaded. NASA will continue its quest to explore the universe with ever greater ambition. Of course, the Artemis mission commands attention, as do several major unveilings … Read more

The Weather Network – Winter on Mars

Thanks to their latest images, NASA space probes are showing us the chilling beauty of Martian winters. If for many, winter is a difficult season in Quebec, these images allow us to take a little height. We found worse than the Quebec winter: a winter on Mars. At (only) 91,000 km from Earth, Mars is … Read more

Three space missions to follow in 2023

In April 2023, the European Space Agency will launch the Juice program, which will explore Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, three of Jupiter’s moons, in 2031. These moons are believed to hide oceans under a layer of ice, and would have the best conditions in the solar system to support life. Juice will be the first … Read more

Last snow of the year: two more spoiled regions

Flakes for the form A few centimeters of snow fell on southern Quebec on Wednesday, and it will be the turn of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions to receive it late Thursday afternoon. In fact, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean regions. A small broadside for some Some areas … Read more

Travel: here are the main risks this weekend

No doubt: there will be snow at Christmas. However, these elements are to be taken into consideration when driving. Caution will be required on the roads for the next two days. Several roads are already closed to traffic. The Côte-Nord is particularly concerned, since Route 138 is not passable at the present time. 1. Icy … Read more

The storm reaches Gaspésie: 20-30 cm forecast

The systems follow each other… Two systems combined to deposit nearly 40 cm of snow in southern Quebec, and one of these systems continues its very slow course towards the east of the province as well as in the Maritimes. It will therefore be the turn of Chaleur Bay and the regions between Nova Scotia … Read more

The planet Mars will disappear behind the Moon

Where to observe it? This phenomenon should last an hour and a half in all. The majority of Canadians and Americans will be able to observe it. This event, which is called “occultation” occurs only once or twice a year somewhere on Earth. At the end of the year, we will be able to observe … Read more