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ASU KEDtalk: Journey to a metal world

Congratulations to Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, for winning a NASA Discovery mission to the asteroid Psyche! Hear Elkins-Tanton talk about the mission and how she launched a career in space exploration in our ASU KEDtalk.

ASU explores Antarctica

Researchers from astrophysics to sustainability share their experiences of doing research in Antarctica.

Shooting for the moon: ASU lunar camera chief shares what's ahead

Professor Mark Robinson shares what it took to take dramatic new Earth photo, new discoveries and what is to come.

NewSpace Initiative connects ASU with space industry

The next big thing in space research is small. Small, agile companies and small, inexpensive devices are changing how we explore the universe. Arizona State University researchers are working with both.

Magnetic messengers from space

The study of meteorites helps us piece together the puzzle of what lies beyond our planet.

Writing the history of the Cosmic Dark Ages

ASU researchers use radio telescopes to peer into the formative eons of our universe in an attempt to understand how galaxies and stars came to be.

Paul Davies: Questioning the universe

How did the universe begin? How do the laws of nature function? How did life get started, and could it have started differently somewhere else?

The roof at the bottom of the world

Geologist Edmund Stump offers a firsthand look at fieldwork in the remotest mountain range in the world--in Antarctica.

Finding footprints

ASU scientists are exploring the impact of past people’s actions on present-day ecosystems. In doing so, they may even uncover why a prehistoric society abandoned their homes.

Student seismology researcher helps reveal Earth's faults

Jennifer Dischler, an engineering student at ASU, is helping to increase our understanding of earthquakes, so that in the future perhaps we can forecast them better and minimize their toll on humans.