Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Stars as Cool as Your Hand? Scientists using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body. Astronomers …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Alien World Is Blacker Than Coal – Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet—a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. Their measurements show that TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of the starlight falling …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Launches to Jupiter NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday, August 5, to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter. Juno’s detailed study of the largest planet in our solar …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

First “Trojan” Asteroid Discovered Sharing Earth’s Orbit Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known “Trojan” asteroid orbiting the Sun along with Earth. Trojans are asteroids …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-Up Image of Asteroid Vesta NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On Friday, July 15, Dawn became the first probe …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Neptune Completes Its First Circuit Around the Sun Since Its Discovery — On July 12, 2011, Neptune arrived at exactly the same location in space where it had been when it was discovered nearly 165 …[READ MORE]