Author Archives: Robert Naeye , Alan M. MacRobert

WMAP Bolsters Case for Cosmic Inflation

For three years the scientific community waited with bated breath for new results from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). It appears it was worth the wait. The WMAP science team announced today that it found powerful new evidence to support the prevailing cosmological model in which the universe experienced an explosive growth spurt...

Jupiter’s New Red Spot

There's a strange event brewing on Jupiter. The long-enduring, much-observed "white oval" on Jupiter designated BA has been reddening, and now its color is almost identical to the famous Great Red Spot. The oval lies in the South Temperate Belt. It follows the Great Red Spot by about 1 hour of Jupiter's rotation. The...