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ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission

Photo by: Sean Amidan/ASU/SpaceTREx

A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the Moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built, and operated at Arizona State University, and is one piece of the agency’s larger mission to fully characterize the water content at the… Read More →

ASU, Mayo researchers develop real-time test for bone cancer


Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it’s hard to know. But a new test for detecting bone loss, being developed by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers, offers the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases. The technique, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has passed an important hurdle by… Read More →

NASA honors NAU for asteroid observations  Johan Swanepoel

A team led by David Trilling, associate professor of astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has been selected to receive a NASA Group Achievement Award. According to NASA, the Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team is being recognized “for exemplary science implementation, analysis and execution of the Spitzer 2011 MD and 2009 BD near-Earth Asteroid Observations for… Read More →

ASU scientists play key roles in new NASA mission


NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three ASU scientists are involved with the mission’s instruments. Three scientists in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) — Philip Christensen, Mikhail Zolotov, and Everett Shock — are involved with NASA’s… Read More →

NASA chooses ASU for Mars 2020 mission


Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, deliver and oversee the Mastcam-Z imaging investigation, a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras, on the next rover mission to be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020. Jim Bell, a professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, will be the principal… Read More →

Hubble unveils its most colorful view of the universe


Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a very comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – and the most colorful. This study, called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) project, provides the missing link in star formation, say researchers. Prior to this survey, astronomers were in a curious position. They… Read More →

Now is the time to invest in Arizona


It used to be when I traveled to different business meetings across the country, people would ask me about Arizona’s politics. While we still have reputation issues to repair, the questions I’ve been getting recently are more focused on the buzz they’re hearing about our growing technology sector. There’s good reason Arizona is getting noticed… Read More →

ASU engages with NASA’s Solar Research Institute

NASA Star Vista

Arizona State University Foundation Professor Kip Hodges is co-investigator and ASU principal investigator for a node of the new NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). SSERVI brings nine teams of researchers from NASA laboratories, universities, research institutions, and commercial enterprises together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning planetary science… Read More →

Bringing Farms to Arizona Cities

by in Business News | Green

Green living innovator Greg Peterson has an idea of bringing 10,000 urban farms into big cities of Arizona. By creating farms closer to homes in large cities, fresh foods are more readily available to help create a healthier way of living. Peterson, contributing writer for Phoenix Magazine and Edible Phoenix, began gardening 35 years ago… Read More →

Geek chic: Mohawks in, pocket protectors out

NASA Geek Chic
by in Business News | Tech

Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as “Mohawk Guy” of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom. Ferdowsi, whose shaved scalp also features star shapes, is a flight director for the Mars rover Curiosity — a mission that captured the… Read More →

Recycled Water — On A Journey From Space And Back To Earth

Recycled Water in Space
by in Green | Tech

There’s What in My Water? “Green” technology is constantly evolving and, consequently, so is my knowledge of it. Ever since I embarked on the journey of learning more about sustainability, nothing ceases to amaze me. Maybe some of the things I write about are old news to those more educated on the topic, but I’m… Read More →