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Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

On February 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed extraordinarily close to the Earth—at about 17,500 miles, well within the orbits of our stationary satellites. Unlike the unexpected asteroid collision over Russia that same day, this encounter never presented any danger, but astronomers were eager to observe the event. An international team led by Nicholas Moskovitz (MIT) observed asteroid 2012 DA14 [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). The images were taken by the spacecraft’s Medium-Resolution Imager over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013, from a distance of 493 million miles. Many scientists anticipate a bright future for comet ISON; the spaceborne conglomeration of dust and ice may put on quite a show as it passes through the [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

 Networks of narrow ridges found in impact craters on Mars appear to be the fossilized remnants of underground cracks through which water once flowed, according to a new analysis by researchers from Brown University. The study, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, bolsters the idea that the subsurface environment on Mars once had an active hydrology and could be a good place to search [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

An international team led by Dutch astronomers has made a tantalizing discovery about the way pulsars emit radiation. The emission of X-rays and radio waves by these pulsating neutron stars is able to change dramatically in seconds, simultaneously, in a way that cannot be explained with current theory. The research results appeared in the journal Science on 25 January. Pulsars are small [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Deep Space Industries has announced plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth. These “FireFly” spacecraft utilize low-cost CubeSat components and get discounted delivery to space by ride-sharing on the launch of larger communications satellites. The announced was made Jan. 22 at [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

 NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet. If the rock meets rover engineers’ approval when Curiosity rolls up to it in coming days, it will become the first to be drilled for a sample during the Mars Science Laboratory mission. The size of a car, Curiosity is inside Mars’ Gale Crater investigating [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Look up at the night sky and you’ll see stars, sure. But you’re also seeing planets—billions and billions of them. That’s the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at Caltech that provides yet more evidence that planetary systems are the cosmic norm. The team made their estimate while analyzing planets orbiting a star called Kepler-32—planets that are representative, they say, of [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA RESEARCHERS STRIKE SCIENTIFIC GOLD WITH METEORITE – Scientists found treasure when they studied a meteorite that was recovered April 22, 2012, at Sutter’s Mill near Coloma, Calif., the gold discovery site that led to the 1849 California Gold Rush. Detection of the falling meteorites by Doppler weather radar allowed for rapid recovery so that scientists could study for the first time a [...]

Looking Up -Bob Eklund

Looking Up -Bob Eklund

CLOSEST SINGLE STAR LIKE OUR SUN MAY HAVE HABITABLE PLANET – An international team of astronomers led by the University of Hertfordshire has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets—with one in the star’s habitable zone. At a distance of twelve light-years and visible with the naked eye in the evening sky, Tau Ceti is the closest single [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

GRAIL LUNAR IMPACT SITE NAMED FOR ASTRONAUT SALLY RIDE – NASA has named the site where the twin Ebb and Flow spacecraft impacted the Moon on Dec. 17 in honor of the late astronaut, Sally K. Ride, who was America’s first woman in space and a member of the GRAIL mission team. On Dec. 14, Ebb and Flow, the two spacecraft comprising NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) [...]

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