LPL Spotlight Stories
3D Radar Scan Provides Clues About Threats to Iconic Alaskan Glacier
Mapping a large coastal glacier in Alaska revealed that its bulk sits below sea level and is undercut by channels, making it vulnerable to accelerated melting in an already deteriorating coastal habitat.
Student-built Satellite Uses 'Beach Ball' for an Antenna
CatSat is a small satellite carrying a new communications concept – an inflatable antenna – into space. The project provides a rare opportunity for students at the University of Arizona to get hands-on experience with spaceflight technology.
Economic Impact of UArizona Space Sciences Rivals that of Super Bowl
A new report spotlights the significant impact of University of Arizona space sciences activities, which generate $560.5 million every year for the local economy.
Solar System 'Detectives' Search for Clues in 'Crumbs' Left Over from Early Solar System
NASA awarded nearly $3 million to the University of Arizona Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility to support OSIRIS-REx sample science and much more.
NSF: UArizona Again Ranks Among Top 20 Public Research Universities, No. 1 in Astronomy and Astrophysics
UArizona saw an increase of more than $9 million over its fiscal year 2020 total and retained its No. 1 ranking in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures.
Giant Mantle Plume Reveals Mars is More Active than Previously Thought
Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity.
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.
Catalina Sky Survey 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.