May 27, 2015

Earth / Space

08/01/14

Fermi satellite detects gamma rays from exploding novae

ASU Regents’ Professor Sumner Starrfield is part of a team that discovered very high energy gamma rays being emitted by an exploding star – a surprising discovery that dispels the long-held idea that classical nova explosions are not powerful enough to produce such high energy radiation.

07/31/14

Asteroid attacks significantly altered ancient Earth

New research shows that more than four billion years ago, the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed – or mixed, buried and melted – as a result of giant asteroid impacts.

07/31/14

NASA chooses ASU to design, operate camera system for Mars 2020 mission

ASU has been selected by NASA to design, deliver and oversee a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras on the Mars 2020 rover mission.

07/28/14

Mineral magic? Common mineral capable of making, breaking bonds

An Arizona State University team shows evidence for one mineral affecting the most fundamental process in organic chemistry: carbon-hydrogen bond breaking and making.

07/18/14

Earth / Space | Research:  ASU biogeochemists find disease-fighting properties in clay

Research being conducted by ASU biogeochemists into naturally-occurring antibacterial clays could be the answer to superbugs: disease-causing microorganisms that are resistant to multiple antibiotics.

07/17/14

An 'out-of-this-world' honor: Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members

Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them.

07/15/14

ASU, USGS project yields sharpest map of Mars' surface properties

The most detailed global map yet made of Martian surface properties is the result of a joint project between ASU and the U.S. Geological Survey.

07/06/14

Planet Mercury a result of early hit-and-run collisions

New simulations show that Mercury and other unusually metal-rich objects in the solar system may be relics left behind by hit-and-run collisions in the early solar system.

06/30/14

ASU faculty member named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar has been selected as Arizona State University's first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor.

06/26/14

New soil moisture sensor tracks drought conditions in Arizona, Mexico

Graduate student Adam Schreiner-McGraw has installed a new type of soil moisture sensor in four different ecosystems in the southwestern U.S. and northwest Mexico.

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