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This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 6 was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft: a short exposure image (1.4 ms), which shows the asteroid clearly, and a long exposure image (5 sec), which shows the particles clearly. (Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin)
Dec. 5, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx science team has identified three possible explanations for the particles that asteroid Bennu is consistently tossing into space.
One of the greatest threats from the sun — to astronauts and the satellites that provide GPS maps, cell phone service, and internet access — are high-energy particles that erupt from the sun in bursts. (Artist impression: NASA/Princeton)
Dec. 5, 2019
The sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe. University of Arizona researchers involved in the mission report exciting findings from the Parker Solar Probe's first close encounters with our very own star.
From left: Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 442 Commander Michael Dyer; Univerity of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins; Assistant Dean of Students Military and Veteran Engagement, Cody Nicholls; ASUA Student Body Senator Rocque Perez (Photo: Kyle Mittan/University Communications)
Dec. 4, 2019
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona led an initiative that resulted in the university being named a Purple Heart University.
Dec. 3, 2019
Teams led by University of Arizona Regents Professor Hsinchun Chen will use $1.5 million in grants on efforts to protect intellectual property from cyberthreats and analyze data from international hacker hotspots.
The lowland Amazon rainforest canopy as seen by the Global Airborne Observatory. Different colors represent different spectral fingerprints. (Image: ASU Global Airborne Observatory)
Dec. 3, 2019
New University of Arizona-led science is using air-based maps of plant chemistry to improve carbon cycling models in hyperdiverse tropical forests.
Dec. 2, 2019
Researchers monitored students' heart rates during medical school lectures to test the long-standing theory that active learning provides an attention reset.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov. 26, 2019
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society, will honor Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell and other inductees at a ceremony in February.
Nov. 26, 2019
The University of Arizona placed in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in physical and life sciences in the newest subject rankings from Times Higher Education.
When the particular enzymes that Nancy Horton investigated for this study link up, they spiral around a length of DNA and shred it 200 times faster than when the enzymes are solitary. (Photo: Pixabay)
Nov. 26, 2019
A University of Arizona researcher describes how a cellular structure that was once lost to science combats attacks waged in the “world’s oldest war.” Her research is part of a larger renaissance in the field thanks to new techniques.