12/13/18: UA-Led OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu

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December 13, 2018

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UA-Led OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu

Observations made by the spacecraft during its approach of Bennu reveal that the asteroid interacted with water in its early history and is an excellent specimen for the mission, which is slated to return a sample of surface material to Earth in 2023.

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Bennu, Burials and (Queen) Bees: UA's Top Stories of 2018

Does an asteroid hold clues to the origins of the solar system? Does office layout directly impact health and well-being? UA research explored these questions and more in 2018.

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UA Undergrad Works to ID OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Site

Systems engineering and mathematics double major Keara Burke is helping NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find the perfect place to collect samples on the asteroid Bennu.

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Declining Snowpack over Western US Mapped at a Finer Scale

UA-led researchers mapped changes in snow from 1982 to 2016 over the contiguous U.S. and found parts of the West have had a 41 percent reduction in the yearly maximum snow mass.

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Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust

A survey of protoplanetary disks surrounding young stars in the Taurus star-forming region turned up a number of disks with features suggesting nascent planets.

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U.S. Groundwater in Peril: Potable Supply Less Than Thought

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.

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