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Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

A team of researchers led by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Ivan Ramirez has identified the first “sibling” of the Sun—a star that was almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star. Ramirez’ methods will help other astronomers find other “solar siblings,” work that could lead to an understanding of how and where our Sun formed, and how our solar [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system. Images captured on 7 December 2013 by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express show the central portion of Osuga Valles, which has a total length of 164 km. It is some 170 km south of Eos Chaos, [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

For the first time an international team of astronomers has measured circular polarization in the bright flash of light from a dying star collapsing to a black hole, giving insight into an event that happened almost 11 billion years ago. Dr. Peter Curran from the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) was part of the team that observed gamma-ray [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

At a press conference April 22 at the Seattle Museum of Flight, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. The astronauts were guests of the Seattle Museum for a special series of public events on Earth Day 2014. Dr. Ed Lu, former US shuttle and Soyuz astronaut and [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013, show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s A ring—the outermost of the planet’s large, bright rings. One of [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and the Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in that moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial life.   Researchers theorized the presence of an interior reservoir of water in 2005 when Cassini discovered water vapor and ice spewing from vents [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first glimpse of its destination comet, after waking up from deep-space hibernation on 20 January. Two ‘first light’ images were taken on 20 and 21 March by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera and narrow-angle camera, as part of six weeks of activities dedicated to preparing the spacecraft’s science instruments for close-up study of [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Observations at many sites in South America have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo, only 100 miles in diameter, is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. This is the smallest object by far found to have rings and only the fifth body in the solar system—after the much larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune—to have this feature. “We weren't [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best telescopes. All this, of course, was just theory—until now. Researchers announced March 17 the first direct evidence for this cosmic [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Kepler mission recently announced the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system. This brings to nearly 1700 the total number of “exoplanets” found thus far within our galaxy. “The Kepler team continues to amaze and excite us with their planet-hunting results,” said John Grunsfeld, [...]

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