Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyagers 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed to space on July 18, a final goodbye before the spacecraft was powered down. LISA Pathfinder had …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory and the Planetary Habitability Laboratory of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo have joined the Red Dots project in the search for new planets around our nearest stars. …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft doesn’t zoom past its next science target until New Year’s Day 2019, but the Kuiper Belt object, known as 2014 MU69, is already revealing surprises. Scientists have been sifting through data …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

On July 10, just days after celebrating its first anniversary in Jupiter orbit, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fly directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the gas giant’s iconic, 10,000-mile-wide storm. This will be humanity’s first …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years. Even the mission team anxiously awaiting confirmation that the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer’s total eclipse of the Sun (https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america), now just two months away. They’ll use ground-based telescopes, airborne instruments, and orbiting satellites to shed new …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

In biology, “symbiosis” refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another. Astronomers have long studied a class of stars—called symbiotic stars—that co-exist in a similar way. Using data from NASA’s …[READ MORE]