July 29, 2015

Earth / Space


ASU's Krauss elected board chair for Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Lawrence Krauss, an ASU Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, has been elected chair of the organization's Board of Sponsors.


Popular ASU 3-D astronomy show to be shown in Spanish

A highly popular 3-D astronomy show that takes viewers to the boundaries of the universe is now being given once a month in the Spanish language.


Celebrate historic Pluto flyby with space party at ASU

The dwarf planet will get a historic flyby from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday, and Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration is celebrating with a free Pluto Palooza party.


Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions

An ASU professor is striving to better understand the potential for future eruptions at Yellowstone volcano by studying those in the recent past.


Million-mile journey to an asteroid begins for ASU-built instrument

Built from scratch in a lab on the Tempe campus, the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer is leaving home to join a NASA mission to sample an asteroid.


Out of this world: Space instrument marks beginning of new era for ASU

Arizona State University's first all in-house designed, built and tested instrument is set to be delivered to NASA, opening a new world to faculty, researchers and students.


ASU Mars camera makes 60,000 orbits of Red Planet

The long-running NASA Mars Odyssey orbiter has carried an ASU-designed Mars camera for 14 years, longer than any previous instrument at Mars. The THEMIS camera has taken nearly 400,000 images, allowing scientists to map much of the Red Planet's surface.


Did dinosaurs enjoy Grand Canyon views? Definitely not, say researchers

Did dinosaurs roam the Grand Canyon? ASU researchers say that the canyon is much too young to have been the stomping ground of prehistoric lizards.


Students see ASU rocket club as step toward career

When test-firing different propellant options, it's a good idea to let the local police and fire departments know, said Lauren Brunacini, ASU's Daedalus Astronautics former club president.


New microgravity journal makes its debut

A new online, open-access peer-reviewed journal focusing on microgravity research has taken flight. The first issue of npj Microgravity, a joint project between Arizona State University and the Nature Publishing Group with support from NASA, is now available.

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