Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Images returned from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission indicate that during its most recent trip through the inner solar system, the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place—full of growing fractures, collapsing …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

An enormous young planet approximately 300 light-years from Earth has given astrophysicists a rare glimpse into planetary evolution. The planet, known as HD 106906b, was discovered in 2014 by a team of scientists from the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

This summer, an ice chest-sized box will fly to the International Space Station, where it will create the coldest spot in the universe. Inside that box, lasers, a vacuum chamber and an electromagnetic “knife” will …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Mars scientists are wrestling with a problem. Ample evidence says ancient Mars was sometimes wet, with water flowing and pooling on the planet’s surface. Yet the ancient Sun was about one-third less warm, and climate …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Close Views Show Saturn’s Rings in Unprecedented Detail — Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in its “ring-grazing” orbits phase, is observing Saturn’s dazzling rings of icy debris. …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The instrument at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, used by Clyde Tombaugh to discover Pluto is about to undergo renovation. The year-long project, which began on January 12, will include restoration of both the historic …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice, in temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing. The alien probe worked …[READ MORE]