May 04, 2015

Earth / Space


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hollywood star visits ASU to promote teen reading, science exploration

Actor Nathan Fillion stars in the television program “Castle” and was the headliner for a recent ASU event on science fiction.


Krauss, Wilczek honored with first prize from Gravity Research Foundation

Arizona State University professors Lawrence Krauss and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek have been named first place winners of the 2014 Awards for Essays from the Gravity Research Foundation, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.


Hubble unveils its most colorful view of the universe

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a very comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – and the most colorful.


ASU professor awarded engineering research prize for hydrology work

ASU Professor Enrique Vivoni has been named a recipient of the 2014 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  Choosing a place to land NASA's next Mars rover

NASA is looking for a good landing site for the next Mars rover, which will collect and store surface samples for eventual return to Earth.

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