LPL Spotlight Stories
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.
Construction Begins on NASA’s Next-Generation Asteroid Hunter
NEO Surveyor is the first purpose-built space telescope that will advance NASA’s planetary defense efforts by finding and tracking hazardous near-Earth objects.
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.
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.