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How theoretical physicists can help find E.T.

Space.com | June 29, 2018

"When I think about looking for life, I'm not really thinking about looking for cells on a planet or molecules in an atmosphere. I think about looking for an entirely new sector of physics," Sara Walker, an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist at Arizona State University, said during a panel discussion at the World Science Festival in New York City.

Mars got its crust quickly

Science News | June 28, 2018

“Having Mars cool so quickly puts limits on how massive its atmosphere could have been,” says Linda Elkins-Tanton, a planetary scientist at Arizona State University in Tempe who wrote a commentary that accompanies the new study.

Extreme heat could mean danger when flying

12news | June 28, 2018

An Arizona State University aviation instructor said heat makes a difference when flying and can lead to hazards in emergency situations.

Scientists fear 'slow earthquakes' will lead to the next big California quake

Forbes | June 27, 2018

These findings, unfortunately, increase the likelihood of the next big quake. The lead author, Mostafa Khoshmanesh from Arizona State University expects there is a 75 percent chance a magnitude 7 or larger earthquake will hit both northern and southern California in the next 30 years.

Mars researcher takes a journey to the red planet through her family tree

KJZZ | June 27, 2018

Tanya Harrison is a geologist and director of research for the NewSpace Initiative at ASU who explores Mars through the eyes of NASA’s Opportunity rover, which recently celebrated its 5,000th Martian day out there on the planet’s dusty surface. 

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