February 28, 2015

Earth / Space


ASU students assist in launching nanosatellite into space

NASA has selected 14 small satellites from 12 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Arizona State University was one of the institutions selected for sponsoring a satellite.


Open house to explore 'Making Planets in a Small Satellite'

Hear how ASU's Asteroid Origins Satellite — the size of a loaf of bread — can tell scientists how planets form, at the next Earth and Space Open House.


ASU research on Apollo samples refines lunar impact history

A team led by Arizona State University researchers has refined the timeline of meteorite impacts on the moon through a pioneering application of laser microprobe technology.


ASU researcher offers glimpse of Earth’s dynamic interior

ASU geophysicist Ed Garnero will share his research on Earth’s dynamic interior at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting Feb. 13.


ASU Fulbright Scholar to study water in Mexico

As one of this year's Fulbright Scholars, ASU hydrology professor Enrique Vivoni will work with some of Mexico's leading experts in the field of hydrology to advance his collaborative studies of the shared water resources between the U.S. and Mexico.


ASU nano facility receives $1M grant from National Science Foundation

Two secondary ion mass spectrometry laboratories in ASU's Bateman Physical Science Complex have been recognized as hotbeds of scientific research.


ASU hydrologist named Leopold Leadership Fellow

For his scholarship in the area of shared water resources, ASU hydrologist Enrique Vivoni has been awarded a prestigious Leopold Leadership Fellowship.


Celebrating the life of professor Alberto Behar

Alberto Behar, a research professor at Arizona State University, widely known for his energy, enthusiasm and research excellence in extreme environments, died Jan. 9. He was 47.


NASA honors Hubble's 25 years with high-def version of iconic image

In 1995, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope released an iconic image that changed people’s perception of space.


Dunes on Titan need firm winds to move, experiments at ASU show

Experiments with the high pressure wind tunnel at Arizona State University's Planetary Aeolian Laboratory provide key data for understanding dunes on Saturn's moon, Titan.

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