What do you do when the environment poses a danger to its residents — but they don't want to leave because of ties to the land? That's a question that a team including an ASU anthropologist will attempt to answer at a glacier-fed lake in the Himalaya region.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, shared with the New York Times her wish to have NASA explore objects in the asteroid belt, such as the body known as Psyche.
A mission to the moon is tough to top, but Arizona State University's space program has plenty of stars in its eyes. Here's a quick look at what's ahead for the scientists in the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
Only seven institutions in the United States build interplanetary spacecraft, and ASU is one of them — but it wasn't always that way. This is the story of how a traditional program grew into a powerhouse that is now leading its first space mission.
An ASU-built CubeSat will be used to produce a map of the water resources on the moon for future space exploration. The tiny satellite is a big achievement for the university since it is the first ASU-led interplanetary mission.
Students in the inaugural course of the groundbreaking Global Freshman Academy log in and start class Aug. 20. More than 12,400 students from 163 countries are enrolled in the digital class AST 111: Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy.
The ground level in portions of the metro Phoenix area is dropping by almost an inch a year, say two Arizona State University scientists. The changes will cause problems for canals, public utilities and building foundations.