Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Dwarf planet Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in a study published in the journal Nature, thanks to new data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. They include highly anticipated insights about mysterious bright features found …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Life on other planets? A recent study by University of Nevada Las Vegas astrophysicist Jason Steffen is shedding new light on this persistently challenging question. In our galaxy, there may be billions of planetary systems …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, one of the most important scientific achievements in the last century. A key result of Einstein’s theory is that matter warps …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that, in the language of “Star Wars,” would be the polar opposite of frigid Hoth, and even more inhospitable than the deserts of Tatooine. But instead of residing in …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water—sometimes 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than normal—develops across the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to create a natural short-term climate change event. This warm …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA scientists are tracking the upcoming Halloween flyby of asteroid 2015 TB145 with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency’s Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. The asteroid will fly past Earth …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. The spacecraft obtained the images during its Oct. 14 flyby, passing 1,142 miles above the moon’s …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon—and these pictures show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Images from a NASA Mars orbiter’s telescopic camera reveal details of real regions on Mars where the new Hollywood movie, “The Martian,” places future astronaut adventures. The novel of the same name, originally self-published by …[READ MORE]