March 31, 2015

Earth / Space


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.


Riding the gravitational wave

Arizona State University Foundation Professor and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss describes the quest to detect the elusive gravitational wave and what is at stake in its detection.


'Strange Things in the Sky' theme for Halloween Earth and Space Open House

Ominous Comets, Spooky Things in Space and Nefarious Nebulas are all on the program at the next Earth and Space Open House, Oct. 31.


Explore Earth and space with ASU scientists Oct. 25

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration invites public of all ages to a day of hands-on science fun.


Moon saw volcanic eruptions in geologically recent times, say ASU scientists

Small lava flows on the moon's dark plains show volcanic activity occurred as recently as 50 million years ago, according to geologists in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration.


New ASU, Nature journal to highlight spaceflight research

On Oct. 10, Nature Publishing Group and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University announced the launch of npj Microgravity, a new open access journal.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  Virtual field trips key to innovative teaching for ASU scientist

Virtual field trips teach geoscience students how we explore the unknown, says Ariel Anbar of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration.


Renowned space and earth explorer joins ASU faculty

ASU's first designated University Explorer, Scott Parazynski, joins the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the School of Earth and Space Exploration as a professor of practice on Oct. 1.

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