Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

On its Way to a Comet, Spacecraft Checks Out an Asteroid The Rosetta orbiter, which carries the lander Philae, has completed more than two thirds of its journey to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The most comprehensive …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Voyager 2 Completes 12,000 Days of Continuous Operations; New “Cosmic Café” Opens on Mt. Wilson On June 28, 2010, Voyager 2 completed 12,000 days of continuous operations since its launch on August 20, 1977. For …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

U.S. High-School Students Help Space Scientists Recover Spacecraft in Australia: For millions of American high-school students, early June means long hours studying for final exams. But for three lucky teenagers, getting a passing grade in …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Texas State Astronomers Solve Walt Whitman Meteor Mystery In his landmark collection Leaves of Grass, famed poet Walt Whitman wrote of a “strange huge meteor-procession dazzling and clear shooting over our heads…” For decades, scholars …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Astronomy from an Airplane? A New Way of Looking Up Can you imagine a telescope the size of Mount Wilson Observatory’s 100-inch, doing astronomy from a Boeing 747 jetliner? It happened on May 26, when …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), looking down …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Setting Sail for the Stars – The spring winds gusting across the Southland today almost had me grumbling about wind chill and such—but instead, the wind-pressure at my back suddenly brought a flood of pleasant …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

NASA’s New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our Sun’s …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Long-Lost Soviet Reflector Found on Moon A team of physicists led by a professor at UC San Diego has pinpointed the location of a long-lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet …[READ MORE]