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As explored in a newly published paper, UBC researchers speculate that using “radio bursts” with unknown origins, they could determine the distance of cosmological bodies and shed light on a whole host of previously unknown information.

Waves

Imagine a piece of PlayDoh with two marbles in it. If you stretch the clay, the distance between the marbles increases. If you squish it, the distance decreases. That's what gravity waves do, but with nothing pushing or pulling the clay.

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The probe will orbit the sun for a year before ultimately catapulting itself into an intersecting course with the asteroid Bennu using Earth’s gravitational field. The two will intersect and OSIRIS will attempt to collect a sample from the surface.

Martin, Science

You’re an early-career scientist — a UBC undergraduate sitting in HEBB 100 or a graduate student thrown into an unfamiliar field — and your state of perpetual confusion stands in sharp contrast to your competent, confident mentors.

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