7 Jul 2011 NASA’s recently announced OSIRIS-REx mission has an ASU connection! The mission to collect and return samples of asteroid 1999 RQ36 to Earth in 2023 will feature the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES). The instrument will be built entirely in the new Interdisciplinary Science Building IV on the ASU Tempe Campus that will […]
2010 Nininger Meteorite Award
5 Jul 2011 The Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to announce that Andrew Beck, graduate student at the University of Tennessee, is the recipient of the 2010 Nininger Meteorite Award. Eve L. Berger, graduate student at the University of Arizona, was recognized with an Honorable Mention for the Award. Both Andrew’s and Eve’s research informs […]
Year of the Solar System: Focus on Asteroids!
6 Jul 2011 The Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is sponsoring the Year of the Solar System! The Year of the Solar System, which actually lasts for one Mars year (or 23 Earth months), celebrates the amazing planetary science exploration activity taking place within NASA from October 2010 until August 2012. During the […]
Video of Asteroid Vesta!
24 Jun 2011 Dawn, one of NASA’s Discovery class missions, is steadily closing in on its first intended target, the asteroid Vesta. Dawn will enter orbit around Vesta in July and will spend one year in orbit there thoroughly studying the asteroid’s geology, chemistry and more. Insights gained there will help build the link between Vesta and […]