Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it’s being vaporized by its own star. With a dayside temperature of more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit, KELT-9b is a planet that is hotter than most stars. …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Enceladus—a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn—may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA’s Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet’s impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a new study published in Icarus. In the paper, researchers from the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light-years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), could support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist. The planet was only …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Sometimes a brown dwarf star is actually a planet—or planet-like anyway. A team led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné, and including researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal, the American …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), recently completed a detailed study of the planetary system around the nearby star Epsilon Eridani. The investigations confirmed that this planetary system has an architecture …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Scientists will now be able to measure how fast the universe is truly expanding with the kind of precision not possible before. This, after an international team of astronomers led by Stockholm University, Sweden, captured …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft indicates that the hydrogen is likely produced through …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

How time and our spacecraft fly—especially when you’re making history at 32,000 miles per hour! Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives …[READ MORE]