Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA Orbiter Reveals Buried Dry Ice Deposit on Mars NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered that the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet’s axis varies. This process …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

School Pupils to Partner with Research Scientists – The Van Allen radiation belts are a hazardous environment, full of “killer” electrons that can be lethal to orbiting satellites. And when those electrons sometimes hit the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Adventures of a Mount Wilson Telescope Operator – A Research Technician for Mount Wilson Observatory’s CHARA Array, PJ Sallave-Goldfinger gives an informative talk on the adventurous undertaking of running this coordinated array of six telescopes. …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Getting Ready for the World’s Biggest-Ever Telescope – Plans for the world’s biggest telescope—the Square Kilometer Array—advanced significantly this month with a decision to locate the project office at Jodrell Bank Observatory near Manchester, England; …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up- Bob Eklund

Wasted Lights and Wasted Nights: Globe at Night Tracks Light Pollution Poorly aimed and unshielded outdoor lights are more than an annoyance. They waste more than $2 billion (17 billion kilowatt-hours) of energy in the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

MESSENGER Spacecraft Enters Mercury Orbit After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system and six planetary flybys, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft was scheduled to move into orbit around the planet Mercury on March …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Scientists Study 4 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite– Scientists have performed a microprobe analysis of the core and outer layers of a pea-size piece of a meteorite some 4.57 billion years old to reconstruct the history of its …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Planet Formation in Action — Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, an international team of astronomers has been able to study the short-lived disc of material around a young star …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Is the Sun’s Heat Output Changing? NASA’s Glory Mission Intends to Find Out – Rocket Also Carries Tiny Student-Built Satellite — A University of Colorado Boulder instrument for studying changes in the Sun’s brightness and …[READ MORE]