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The Taurus Molecular Cloud, pictured here by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, is a star-forming region about 450 light-years away. The image frame covers roughly 14 by 16 light-years and shows the glow of cosmic dust in the interstellar material that pervades the cloud, revealing an intricate pattern of filaments dotted with a few compact, bright cores — the seeds of future stars. (Image: ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/Gould Belt survey Key Programme/Palmeirim et al. 2013)
Dec. 6, 2018
The first unbiased survey of protoplanetary disks surrounding young stars in the Taurus star-forming region turned up a higher-than-expected number of disks with features suggesting nascent planets, according to a study by an international team of astronomers involving researchers at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
Leah Crowder, who earned her bachelors degree in Middle Eastern and North African studies at the UA, will study international relations at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. (Photo: Chris Richards/UA Alumni Association)
Dec. 5, 2018
UA graduate Leah Crowder is one of 32 new Rhodes Scholars. Skilled in a variety of areas, from language learning to circus arts, Crowder will study international relations at Oxford.
Peter and Nancy Salter
Dec. 5, 2018
The gift from UA alumnus Peter Salter and his wife, Nancy Salter, will fund a new biomedical instrument design studio and corresponding course development at the UA College of Engineering.
Dec. 4, 2018
Research shows that when women believe more men are becoming stay-at-home dads, they are more likely to imagine themselves as the financial providers for their future families.
This image of Bennu was taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of around 50 miles (80 km). (Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)
Dec. 4, 2018
Since its launch on Sept. 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx has spent two years catching up with asteroid Bennu on its orbit around the sun. The spacecraft's arrival at Bennu on Dec. 3 marks a major milestone, with the mission transitioning from flying toward the asteroid to orbiting around it.
Left to right: Esther Freeman, director of global health dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Dongkyun “DK” Kang, UA assistant professor; and Dr. Aggrey Semeere, physician research scientist at the Ugandan Infectious Diseases Institute.
Dec. 4, 2018
Using an affordable, portable device that attaches to a smartphone, a UA researcher and his collaborators hope to save lives in rural Africa.
Left to right: UA College of Optical Sciences Dean Thomas Koch, Professor Emeritus James Wyant and UA President Robert C. Robbins (Photo: Amee Hennig)
Nov. 30, 2018
The gift from the college's founding dean, James Wyant, and his family will add 10 endowed faculty chairs to the nation's largest academic optics education and research program.
Nov. 28, 2018
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission kicks into high gear while the spacecraft is on its final approach, closing in on asteroid Bennu and scheduled for arrival on Dec. 3. UA mission experts explain what comes next.
A groundwater well near Estancia, New Mexico. (Photo: Debra Perrone)
Nov. 28, 2018
UA hydrologist Jennifer McIntosh and her colleagues found the transition from fresh to brackish groundwater may be shallower than thought in key regions of the U.S.