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Pi in Space

Pi, the mathematical constant, has infinite digits and has been approximated by many civilizations for thousands of years. Pi Day, celebrated annually on March 14, is significant to space exploration as it is the birthday of many important people linked to space exploration. Pi is used in man-made objects like sports equipment, household appliances, and in space exploration. Engineers use pi to calculate parachute size, safely land spacecraft on Mars, study tremors, capture planetary maps, and search for exoplanets.

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A Look into the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch on December 22, and scientists from NASA, ESA, and the Canadian Space Agency are involved in this exciting mission. The telescope will observe more of the universe than ever before, searching for the very first stars and galaxies created after the Big Bang. JWST will use infrared light to study every phase of the cosmos, and Canada’s contribution to the mission guarantees observation time on the telescope.

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Meet Dr. Nathalie Ouellette

Dr. Nathalie Ouellette is the outreach scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope Mission in Canada. She acts as a bridge between the scientific team and the general public, developing video content, online content, social media posts, blogs, infographics, and more. In this blog, you’ll learn about her role in the mission, the Canadian instrument, and her journey to becoming an astrophysicist.