October 13, 2015

Earth / Space


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.


Krauss named Humanist of the Year

Joining previous honorees such as astronomer Carl Sagan, author Kurt Vonnegut and feminist Gloria Steinem, ASU professor Lawrence Krauss has been named Humanist of the Year.


ASU joins pathbreaking radio telescope project to study early universe

In becoming a partner in the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, scientists from Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration will be using it to explore the beginning of the universe.


Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally bizarre diamonds, say ASU scientists

Arizona State University scientists have settled a longstanding controversy over a purported rare form of diamond called lonsdaleite - a type of diamond formed by impact shock, but which lacks the three-dimensional regularity of ordinary diamond.


Open house to discuss 'Extreme Robotic Exploration'

Using robots to explore extreme environments is the theme of the Earth and Space Open House.


Geologic mapping of asteroid Vesta reveals history of large impacts

Heavy cratering has scarred Vesta throughout its history, and an ASU-led project to map the impact sequence is helping scientists compare Vesta's evolution to other solar system objects.


Meteorite's magnetic fields reveal how planets formed

Astrophysicist Steve Desch of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration says that magnetic clues in a meteorite outline the earliest steps in the formation of the solar system and Earth-like planets.

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