Feb. 14, 2019
A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiling deep below the surface of the Red Planet.
Feb. 8, 2019
In 1969, UA scientists were the first to detect the optical flash from a pulsar — a stellar corpse thought to pack at least one-and-a-half times the mass of our sun into a neutron star.
June 6, 2018
Pinning down the mass of a galaxy may seem like an esoteric undertaking, but UA scientists think it holds the key to unraveling the nature of dark matter and the fabric of our cosmos.
May 31, 2018
Goldwater Scholarship winner Adriana Mitchell of the UA will assist the Japanese on the Hayabusa2 project, an asteroid sample return mission similar to the OSIRIS-REx mission.
May 8, 2018
Space is more congested, contested and dangerous than ever, and UA researchers are using $6.65 million in new funding to make it more secure for the nation's satellites.
April 24, 2018
Michael Sori, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, used careful mathematical calculations to determine the density of Mercury’s crust, which is thinner than anyone thought.
March 28, 2018
A manned mission to Mars can succeed only if no vital parts of the system break beyond repair — including those that are human. Technology will need to address issues before they occur, says UA professor Wolfgang Fink. With UANews video. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
March 22, 2018
Astronomer Vishnu Reddy and aerospace engineering graduate student Tanner Campbell are following the path of Tiangong-1, using technology they developed in only four months.
Feb. 21, 2018
A worldwide collaboration will work on ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time, with a primary goal of assisting the effort to take the first-ever pictures of a black hole. However, applications eventually could include self-driving cars, renewable energy and national defense.