Earth and space
Understanding desert ecosystems is more pressing now than ever. By matching elusive ecological questions with innovative engineering methods, ASU students and researchers are getting answers faster.
Mikala Kass
January 13, 2021
Students in ASU’s Luminosity Lab designed a launcher and probe system that could help shed light on the moon’s mysterious — and potentially water-storing — permanently shadowed regions. The team is one of eight finalists in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge.
Mikala Kass
November 30, 2020
Delicate leaves, ancient hippos and meteorites that fell long ago — the world of fossils is much more complex than piles of dino bones. On National Fossil Day, ASU researchers share what we can learn from these unusual specimens.
Mikala Kass
October 13, 2020
Today's eruption in Indonesia reminds us of volcanoes' destructive power. And with global populations creeping toward their slopes, volcanoes are more a part of our lives than ever before. But what do we know about them? Two volcano experts are here to explain these molten mysteries.
Mikala Kass
August 10, 2020
For researchers that control spacecraft on other planets, working remotely is nothing new. ASU scientists working on the upcoming NASA Perseverance rover and the Odyssey orbiter discuss collaborating from home on a project millions of miles away.
Pete Zrioka
July 20, 2020