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]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

‘This Planet Tastes Funny,’ According to Spitzer Telescope NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet—it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system. “It’s …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Sun Fire, Moon Ice, Westchester Stars An international team of solar and space scientists have built the most complete picture yet of the full impact of large solar eruptions called Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) as …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Triton’s Summer Sky of Methane and Carbon Monoxide According to the first-ever infrared analysis of the atmosphere of Neptune’s moon Triton, summer is in full swing in its southern hemisphere. Using the Very Large Telescope …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Venus and Mercury Pair Up in Twilight For the next week, the two closest planets to the Sun will shine together low in the twilight after sundown. Anyone can see them; they’ll form an eye-catching …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Phobos Flyby Images Released Images from the recent close flyby of Mars’ moon Phobos, which took place on March 7, were released March 15. The images show the rocky, irregular-shaped moon in exquisite detail, with …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Astronomically Large Lenses Measure Age and Size of the Universe Using entire galaxies as lenses to look at other galaxies, researchers have a newly precise way to measure the size and age of the Universe …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Cassini Finds Plethora of Plumes, Hotspots at Enceladus Newly released images from last November’s swoop over Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveal a forest of new jets spraying from prominent fractures crossing …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up- Bob Eklund

A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first images NASA released last week from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, an automated infrared telescope in Earth orbit. Since WISE began its …[READ MORE]