"Is learning to live on the moon the key to sustainability on Earth?" is the tagline of the documentary. (Image: Cody Sheehy)
May 6, 2014
"Earthlight," a documentary produced by the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores how UA technology that turns waste into resources to sustain astronauts could be the key to sustainable food production here on Earth.
(Click image to enlarge) The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector aboard the LRO spacecraft orbiting the moon measures neutron radiation from the moon's surface, allowing scientists to infer the distribution of water in the soil. (Image: NASA)
Oct. 21, 2010
Frozen water just inches below the moon’s surface has been confirmed by an international team of scientists including UA professor William Boynton.
(Click to enlarge) Gene Giacomelli at the Lunar Greenhouse in the UA's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. (Photo credit: Norma Jean Gargasz / UANews)
Sept. 10, 2010
Researchers are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown without soil on the moon or Mars, setting the table for astronauts who would find potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables awaiting their arrival.
Buzz Aldrin, with Neil Armstrong reflected on the helmet. Neil Armstrong has moved to the MESA. No other Apollo photograph has been reproduced as often as this portrait of Buzz. Neil is, of course, visible in reflection on Buzz's visor. Buzz has his left arm raised and is probably reading the checklist sewn on the wrist cover of his glove, which is shown in a detail. He is moving his right foot forward, as can be seen by the mound of dirt building up in front of the toe of that boot. Note the dirt adhering to Buzz's boots and knees. Otherwise, he is remarkably clean.
July 19, 2009
The UA has many ties to the Apollo program, from helping develop maps of the moon to determining landing sites and analyzing rocks returned to earth by Apollo astronauts.
The Capitol, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Ed Stiles)
March 29, 2004
UA Professors Timothy D. Swindle and John S. Lewis will testify on the feasibility of lunar-based activities.
This image of the Apollo 12 lunar module was taken from the command module during the 1969 mission. Part of an Apollo Saturn IV booster rocket may have just become Earth's 2nd "moon." (NASA photo)
Sept. 18, 2002
This Apollo 12 photo of Earth's moon was taken in 1969. (NASA photo) Two UA Lunar and Planetary Lab scientists have discovered that Earth's newly found"moon" reflects white Titanium oxide paint - the kind the Apollo Program's Saturn rockets were painted with.
April 20, 2001
The idea that what humans witnessed and chronicled in 1178 A.D. was a major meteor impact that created the 22-kilometer (14-mile) lunar crater called Giordano Bruno is myth, a University of Arizona graduate student has discovered. It should be welcome news for those worried by Deep Impact movie scenarios.
Nov. 30, 2000
Lunar meteorite ages present strong, new evidence for the 'lunar cataclysm,' a 20-to-200 million year episode of intense bombardment of the moon and Earth at 3.9 billion years ago -- when the first evidence of life appeared on Earth, UA scientists report in the Dec. 1 issue of Science.