July 19, 2019
Before NASA sent Americans to the moon, University of Arizona researchers imaged and mapped the lunar surface, which allowed them to understand the moon’s geology and NASA to choose landing sites for future robotic and Apollo missions. Timothy Swindle, director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab, explains an innovative technique used by researchers.
July 16, 2019
UA scientists were instrumental in creating the first photographic atlases of the moon, which helped NASA successfully complete the Apollo 11 mission. Now, UA scientists are busy mapping worlds throughout our solar system.
July 10, 2019
Scientists at the University of Arizona imaged and mapped the surface of the moon, which helped NASA choose landing sites for future robotic and Apollo missions.
July 8, 2019
The merge between astronomy and geology, necessary to get humans to the moon, led to field trips that continue to this day, enabling fledgling scientists to interpret data from far-off worlds without leaving Earth.
July 3, 2019
A determined bunch of scientists set out to map the moon in preparation of the Apollo landings, but that was only the beginning. A new field of science blossomed, and UA scientists have been involved in nearly every U.S. space mission since.
June 26, 2019
A University of Arizona team imaged and mapped the surface of the moon, which allowed them and NASA to understand the moon’s geology and choose landing sites for future robotic and Apollo missions.
June 18, 2019
Thanks to new technological tools, moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time.
June 12, 2019
Where did the moon come from? The Giant Impact Theory germinated in the mind of a UA graduate student as he mapped the surface of the moon and is still cited today as scientists learn more about our celestial neighbor.
June 4, 2019
For decades, UA scientists have contributed to the research that has shaped our understanding of our solar system and the universe – beginning with the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago.