NASA Approves OSIRIS-REx Extended Mission to a Second Asteroid

Led by LPL Assistant Professor Daniella DellaGiustina, OSIRIS-APEX will study the near-Earth asteroid Apophis for 18 months. Apophis will make a close approach to Earth in 2029.

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Illustration for OSIRIS-REx at Apophis.

IN THIS ISSUE Spring 2022 Edition

Department News

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy

NASA Deputy Administrator: UArizona a `Crown Jewel' for the U.S.

During a visit to campus, NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy discussed some of the space agency's most ambitious and impactful space missions with the UArizona scientists who pursue them.

Faculty News

Ranjan and Robinson

Sukrit Ranjan and Tyler Robinson Join LPL Faculty

Ranjan studies the origin of life on Earth, the search for life on other worlds, and the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets. Robinson uses sophisticated radiative transfer and climate tools to study the atmospheres of Solar System worlds, exoplanets, and brown dwarfs.

Graduate Student News

Photo of Joana Voigt

Joana Voigt Wins Kuiper Award

Joana is a fourth-year student whose research focuses on comparisons between volcanic processes on Earth and Mars.

Alumni News

Photo of Kat Volk

Kathryn Volk Awarded Vera Rubin Early Career Prize

Kat is a 2013 alumna of LPL, completing her Ph.D. under the direction of Regents Professor Renu Malhotra. She uses theory, numerics, and observations in her research, which spans both Solar System and exoplanetary science.