September 03, 2015

Earth / Space


ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere

Mars apparently lost much of its atmosphere early in life, according to research using data from Arizona State University instruments.


The lake and the Sherpa: A story of geology, danger and why people live with it

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.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  ASU director on what NASA should explore next

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.


To infinity and beyond: The future of space at ASU

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.


How a university went into space: ASU's story

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.


ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat 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.


California transfer student over the moon about space school at ASU

Eric Laughlin was looking for a place to pursue his passion for astronomy and physics when a friend turned him onto ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and he found his future.


1st Global Freshman Academy course kicks off

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.


Astronomers discover 'Young Jupiter' exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun.


Groundwater pumping is changing surface levels in Phoenix

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.

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