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In a First, Earthlings Spot a Meteor Strike the Eclipse-Darkened Moon

Scientific American | January 24, 2019

“It’s very normal to see something like this,” says Arizona State University’s Mark Robinson, who is in charge of a camera currently riding onboard a lunar-orbiting spacecraft.

Biodesign C building designated Best of the Best Project nationwide

AZBio | January 19, 2019

Arizona State University’s Biodesign C building was recently awarded as the national Best of the Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category by ENR (Engineering News Record), a publication focusing on engineering and construction news.

Seed grants sprout novel health research

AZBio | January 18, 2019

Such a design is just what Thomas Sugar, a professor at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic School, and Kenton Kaufman, a professor of biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic, have proposed.

 

Moon craters reveal surprise rise in asteroid shrapnel pelting Earth

New Scientist | January 17, 2019

“This work has some very interesting implications for the cause of this uptick in the cratering rate,” says Meenakshi Wadhwa at Arizona State University. It could indicate that one or more large asteroids in the asteroid belt broke up around that time, sending a rain of shrapnel towards the inner solar system, she says.

SETI: Searching for E.T. through the decades

NBC News | January 15, 2019

Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State University and author of several popular science books, argues that messages from E.T. might even be floating around in the junk DNA of terrestrial organisms and that we should start searching decoded genomes for the biotech equivalent of a message in a bottle. 

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