Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful aurora—only not in ways the researchers expected. Examining data collected by the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is just days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge on Sept. 15 is a foregone conclusion—an April 22 gravitational kick from Saturn’s moon Titan placed the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Breakthrough Starshot, a multi-faceted program to develop and launch practical interstellar space missions, successfully flew its first spacecraft—the smallest ever launched. On June 23, a number of prototype “Sprites”—the world’s smallest fully functional space probes, …[READ MORE]

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]