July 06, 2015

Earth / Space


ASU scientists invite the public to explore the moon Sept. 6

Saturday, Sept. 6 is International Observe the Moon Night, and in celebration, lunar scientists at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration are holding a special open house dedicated to the moon and moon-observing.


Earth / Space | Research | Science:  ASU scientists' paper cited as milestone in crystallography

The scientific journal Nature has cited a 1978 paper by ASU's Peter Buseck and two ASU postdoctoral colleagues as one of four "Milestone" papers in the field of crystallography.


NASA, ASU partner to engage citizens in space exploration

An innovative project between NASA and a group led by ASU's Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology is planning to give ordinary citizens a voice in the future of space exploration.


Class of 2018 welcomed with unique meteorite gift

To welcome this year's incoming freshmen, the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Center for Meteorite Studies have dedicated a meteorite to the Class of 2018.


ASU receives rare space rock gift

Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies recently received a rare softball-sized meteorite that originated from the moon.


New star catalog reveals unexpected 'solar salad'

An Arizona State University alumnus has devised the largest catalog ever produced for stellar compositions, with some unexpected results.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  Defining life as data processing

An Arizona State University researcher says we should focus on the "software" of life, the information processing that is necessary for life to survive and thrive in its environment.


Earth / Space | News coverage | Life Science:  Looking for aliens? Scan the skies for pollution

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life may begin searching for signs of industrial pollution from advanced civilizations instead of scouring the skies for radio waves, writes ASU's Sara Imari Walker in a Future Tense article for Slate magazine.


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.


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.

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