Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years. Even the mission team anxiously awaiting confirmation that the …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer’s total eclipse of the Sun (https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america), now just two months away. They’ll use ground-based telescopes, airborne instruments, and orbiting satellites to shed new …[READ MORE]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

In biology, “symbiosis” refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another. Astronomers have long studied a class of stars—called symbiotic stars—that co-exist in a similar way. Using data from NASA’s …[READ MORE]

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]