LPL Spotlight Stories
UArizona Scientists Thrilled by Unprecedented 'Portrait' of an Alien World
Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists have identified a "mystery molecule" that previously stumped astronomers. They've also gained insights needed to interpret potential signs of habitability on other exoplanets.
NASA Program Predicted Impact of Small Asteroid Over Ontario, Canada
NASA Communications - November 22, 2022 In the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 19, the skies over southern Ontario, Canada,...
Mapping Rock Glaciers to Understand Their Future on Earth and Mars
University of Arizona researchers developed a new method for analyzing rock glaciers, which could help scientists better understand these "hidden giants" on Earth and Mars.
Planetary Scientist Dani DellaGiustina Makes Popular Science Brilliant 10
University of Arizona planetary scientist Dani DellaGiustina was chosen because of her work to understand the past and future of the solar system by studying asteroids. Her work also includes exploring the mysterious interiors of other worlds.
Daniella DellaGiustina Named One of the "Brilliant 10" by Popular Science
Assistant Professor Daniella DellaGiustina is named one of the "Brilliant 10 2022" by Popular Science Magazine.
Scientists Identify Potential Source of 'Shock-darkened' Meteorites, with Implications for Hazardous Asteroid Deflection
University of Arizona planetary scientists identified a potential source of a special kind of meteorite. Its characteristics could explain certain discrepancies in how near-Earth asteroids are classified.
Kristopher Klein Receives 2022 Landau and Lyman Spitzer Jr. Award
Assistant Professor Kristopher Klein receives 2022 Lev D. Landau and Lyman Spitzer Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Plasma Physics.
Science Diplomacy Students Present Climate Strategy to State Department
Students from various academic backgrounds applied their classwork to take real action against climate change.
UArizona Spacewatch Discovered the Larger of the Twin Asteroids Targeted in NASA's Upcoming DART Mission Encounter
In 1996, the University of Arizona Spacewatch program discovered Didymos, the larger of the two asteroids that are the focus of NASA's upcoming DART mission encounter.
With Webb Space Telescope, UArizona Astronomers Help Detect Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere
After years of preparation and anticipation, exoplanet researchers are ecstatic about the first official scientific observation of an exoplanet by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.