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  • ASU congratulates CSF member organizations selected in NASA's 2020 "Tipping Point" Technologies solicitation: Masten, Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX, and SSL Robotics
    The Space Technology Mission Directorate  has prioritized funding opportunities for public-private partnerships to advance space technologies for future NASA missions  
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  • ASU Professor Jim Bell, Chief Scientist, talks about the MILO Space Science Institute at the International Aeronautical Congress 2020 CyberSpace Edition
    View the video introduction to MILO. Visit MiloInstitute.Org to learn more. @MILOInstitute
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  • Arizona State University's LunaH-Map with Neutron-1 arrives safely at the US International Space Station
    Craig Hardgrove, LunaH-Map Principal Investigator, and the ASU and the University of Hawai'i Teams await deployment dates expected in mid-November. Visit https://lunahmap.asu.edu/ @lunahmap
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  • The MILO Space Science Institute and Western University sign a Collaboration Agreement Supporting Canadian Deep Space Science Missions
    Engage with MILO at MiloInstitute.Org @MILOInstitute
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  • Arizona State University's LunaH-Map will study neutron flux on Neutron-1
    LunaH-Map will focus on measurements of low energy secondary neutrons in LEO
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  • New international partnership with the MILO Space Science Institute launches Western University into space
    ASU NewSpace applauds this effort with Canada's Western University and ASU's MILO Space Science Institute  
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  • Masten Space Systems Lunar Lander Mission to the Lunar South Pole will Launch with SpaceX in 2022
    Congratulations on fellow Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) members @mastenspace and @spacex on this achievement to support Lunar exploration with @NASA and #CLPS.
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  • See Jim Bell’s SmallSat 2020 Poster “The MILO Space Science Institute: Enabling New, Science-Focused Deep Space SmallSat Missions”
    Focusing on Apophis Pathfinder, NEOshare, and LunaRide, the virtual-on-demand poster can be found under Posters - Instrumentation. Visit MiloInstitute.Org
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  • ASU teams with Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. and other commercial space vendors and subcontractors to bring Mars into focus like never before
    The new Mars Perseverance rover’s Mastcam-Z color, zoom, stereo cameras allows us to see features as small as a house fly across the length of a football field    
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  • How ASU researchers telework to Mars every day
    ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration and ASU/NewSpace faculty, staff, and students have been "social distancing" with spacecraft across the solar system for decades
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  • Spots Remain in the Fall 2020 Space Business & Entrepreneurs Class - Register Today
    Develop space business entrepreneurial ideas in a diverse team environment ranging from STEM to Finance majors. Special expert speakers from major space enterprises will be announced soon.
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  • ASU NewSpace is an exhibitor at the “Virtually Amazing” Small Satellite Conference: Space Mission Architectures | Infinite Possibilities on August 1st - 6th, 2020
    Join ASU NewSpace and the MILO Institute as SmallSat 2020 goes virtual to connect with and support the diverse needs of the global space community. Visit miloinstitute.org
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  • ASU selected as an awardee in the 2020 BIG Idea Challenge: Engaging Universities in NASA’s Mission to Develop Space Exploration Technologies for the Moon to Mars for VELOS Lunar Exploration
    VELOS (Variable Exploratory Lunar Observation System) is led by Faculty Advisors James Bell, Director of ASU NewSpace and Tyler Smith, Associate Director of ASU Luminosity Lab.
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  • ASU NewSpace Initiative’s Jim Bell and Craig Hardgrove are part of ASU’s Space Exploration and Instrumentation Legacy
    ASU’s innovative collaborative structure, facilities, and diverse expertise has created a powerful foundation upon which to build future academic and commercial space projects
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  • ASU Polytechnic Campus Capstone Projects: Simulating and solving real world challenges
    Overcoming challenges and building futures through academic and commercial partnerships
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  • ASU-led LunaH-Map spacecraft ready for final testing
    ASU's LunaH-Map spacecraft, led by ASU/NewSpace Director of Projects Craig Hardgrove, is complete!
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  • The MILO Model for Affordable, Sustainable Deep Space Science
    ASU/NewSpace supports the MILO Model For Affordable, Sustainable Deep Space Science in this Webinar-recorded video
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  • ASU NewSpace partners with Planet Labs and the ASU research community to advance COVID-19 response efforts
    A recent NASA funding opportunity would allow investigators to leverage Planet Labs daily visible imagery data to research the effects of COVID-19 on society and the environment.
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  • NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Look at Mars Through These 'Eyes'
    Principal Investigator Jim Bell, Director of ASU NewSpace, leads the development of Mastcam-Z imaging instruments scheduled to go to Mars on the 2020 Perseverance rover mission
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  • Registration Open for Space Business & Entrepreneurs Fall 2020
    Understand how emerging entrepreneurs are changing how the space industry is evolving. Read More to be sent to the ASU Class Search page. 
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  • The sky is no longer the limit for scientific research
    ASU Biodesign Institute and ASU/NewSpace sponsor Microgravity Research workshop with commercial industry for academia
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  • Life-changing ventures win investment at ASU Demo Day competition Skysong
    ASU/NewSpace Space Business & Entrepreneur class student Emily Karlzen wins $15,000 for her startup through ASU's Venture Devils Program
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  • Female entrepreneurs find support from ASU as they pursue their passions
    Mentorship and funding drive ventures; here, 5 women share their stories and their advice
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  • Ride-sharing mission hopes to study asteroid up close
    When the asteroid Apophis approaches Earth's path in 2029, scientists hope to know a lot more about it than they know now. Academic researchers from around the world...
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  • Foust Forward | Zero gravity requires a lot of patience
    For decades, the space community has sought the “killer app” for microgravity research: the project that, once and for all, will demonstrate work that can only be done in...
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  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars
    If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years ago, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover.
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  • Studying bacteria in space
    Understanding the impact of spaceflight on microbial responses
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  • NASA Selects 15 Space Biology Research Proposals to Support Moon, Mars Exploration
    NASA has awarded 15 grants for new space biology research designed to help the agency achieve its goals under the Artemis lunar exploration program. Teams of investigators will use state-of-the-art genetic...
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  • ASU researcher honored by White House with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
    Every year, the U.S. government identifies up-and-coming scientists from each state who are deserving of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the nation’s...
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  • ASU’s 'Mastcam-Z' cameras installed on the NASA Mars 2020 rover
    The ASU-tested cameras will provide the rover with the first zoom lenses on Mars
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  • ASU to develop payloads for Blue Origin lunar transportation
    Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin, Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Origin to send payloads to the lunar surface. Blue Origin, a...
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  • CSF Recognizes Industry Growth in Welcoming Eleven New Memberships
    The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) announced eleven new Associate and Executive memberships have been effectuated over the past few months. Four Associate Members – Arizona State University (ASU), Planet,...
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  • Clearing The Air For Deep Space Travel
    Matthew D. Green, an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, wants to help space travelers breathe easier.
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  • MILO Institute launches a new model for space exploration
    Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries. Missions to explore space are audacious and ambitious. They are also expensive.
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  • Mars 2020 rover mission camera system ‘Mastcam-Z’ testing begins at ASU
    Arizona State University research technician and Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z calibration engineer Andy Winhold waited patiently on the loading dock of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV in anticipation...
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  • Lockheed, Arizona State Eye New Space Science Mission Business Model
    Taking a page from the ride-share industry, Lockheed Martin Space and Arizona State University have set up a nonprofit research collaborative to plan, build and fly condo-style space science...
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    Hunting for hydrogen — a moonshot
    In latest KEDtalk, ASU explorer Craig Hardgrove talks about how pint-size spacecraft allow for bigger experimental risk
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  • ASU hosts Congress members, industry leaders for conference on space innovation
    Space exploration stakeholders meet to discuss challenges facing NASA, building a STEM workforce and academic-government research partnerships
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  • Virtual Reality Innovation Challenge
    The ASURE Innovation Challenge is open! ASU students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to participate!
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  • ASU scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources
    Space technology being used by ASU and JPL to combat a problem here on Earth
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  • Catalyst: ASU research helping power satellites through space
    Catalyst profiles an Arizona State University researcher who is exploring new ways to power satellites through space using the unique properties of gallium.
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  • Putting the steel in steely-eyed missile men and women
    ASU class prepares next generation of space explorers with hands-on payload drop project
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  • ASU joins UC3 coalition to tackle climate change issues
    13 leading universities will work to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future
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  • What the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of space travel
    When will we be able to weekend on the moon? ASU professor has some insights
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  • ASU student payloads selected to fly on Blue Origin space vehicle
    Three Arizona State University student-led payload projects have been selected to launch into space on Blue Origin’s "New Shepard" space vehicle later this year.
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  • Tempe evolves into a hotbed for the space industry
    The cosmos is billions of years old. But the idea of exploring the unknown, infinite universe beyond Earth’s orbit from Tempe is much, much younger. Arizona State University has been...
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  • LunaH-Map will reveal details about ice deposits on the moon
    The new ASU CubeSat mission breaks new ground for the University's forays into space
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  • ASU NewSpace hosts Planet for an Earth Observing Dataset User Workshop
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  • ASU NewSpace Special Colloquium with Planet Co-Founder and CEO, Will Marshall
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  • Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere
    A collection of science fiction stories, art, and speculative timelines exploring the near future of the stratosphere created by Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination.
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  • ASU NewSpace Director of Projects, Prof. Craig Hardgrove's LunaH Map passes CDR
    School of Earth and Space Exploration and ASU NewSpace Director of Projects, Assistant Professor Craig Hardgrove and his team have successfully passed their Critical Design Review (CDR) for their LunaH...
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  • Lockheed Martin - NextSTEP Habitat Rendering
    ASU NewSpace Director Jim Bell on the challenges to be solved before humans live in deep space
    As NASA takes steps toward moon-orbiting outpost, Dr. Jim Bell talks about how it differs from living on the International Space Station.
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  • ASU Celebrates Moon Day
    There are many reasons to get excited about the Lunar research at ASU.
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  • New virtual approach to science in space
    ASU professor and colleagues suggest a new approach to scientific exploration that they call exploration telepresence
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  • Taking the pulse of an ocean world
    An ASU-designed 'planetary stethoscope' could help us find out what lies in Europa's global ocean.
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  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
    Stars are the most commonly observed objects in the universe. Now, with a new $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers at Arizona State University will...
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  • NASA selects ASU’s ShadowCam for moon mission
    Instrument from Mark Robinson of School of Earth and Space Exploration and Malin Space Science Systems will explore permanently shadowed regions
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  • An ASU Space Celebration
    Scientists, Fans gather in Tempe to explore the Lucy, Psyche missions and the role the university plays in each
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  • Exploring the Milky Way's star factories with GUSTO
    An ASU astronomer is helping design and build new balloon-borne observatory to explore how stars and solar systems form
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  • ASU center studies solar system's history through meteorites, partners with NASA
    Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies looks for clues about the formation of the solar system by studying the characteristics of meteorites.
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  • The search for life in the universe to be focus of national conference in April
    For the first time, Arizona will be hosting the nationally recognized Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), bringing together scientists from across the country to report on new discoveries and to...
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  • ASU postdoc awarded prestigious NSF astronomy and astrophysics fellowship
    School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) postdoctoral researcher Adam Beardsley has recently won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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  • ASU to showcase NASA digital learning project at national conference
    Infiniscope makes NASA science content accessible, interactive for all ages
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  • TEDxASU event to showcase 'Innovation Worth Sharing'
    ASU faculty, students to share their ideas and new ways of looking at issues in hopes of sparking inspiration in the audience
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  • ASU techies create 3-D model of mysterious, metal asteroid Psyche
    NASA mission seeks to explore what scientists believe is the core of a failed planet
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  • ASU students compete for a journey to the moon
    Sun Devils working with teammates on the other side of the globe for a chance to induce photosynthesis on our lunar neighbor
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  • Going behind 'Hidden Figures'
    ASU Piper center hosts author Margot Lee Shetterly, who will speak on the women featured in the new Oscar-nominated film
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  • ASU experts weigh in on discovery of warm, rocky 'Earth-like' planets
    The discovery of seven warm, rocky “Earth-like” planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away has created new opportunities for science, according to the lead researcher of the NASA study...
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  • Behind-the-scenes peek: How to build a deep-space instrument for NASA mission
    PBS to air documentary Friday about 1st space instrument to be built entirely at ASU, now on its way to asteroid Bennu
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  • AZLoop at ASU: How about mass transit at 750 mph?
    Competing in SpaceX Hyperloop competition, squad of more than 100 students from range of majors gets ready to submit plans
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  • KEDtalk: Visitors from another world
    Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, discusses origins of universe and studying Mars through rocks
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  • Does our solar system have an undiscovered planet? You can help astronomers find out
    ASU's Adam Schneider and colleagues are hunting for runaway worlds that may be lurking in the space between stars
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  • 5 things we ❤ about space at ASU
    ASU is rapidly becoming known for its out-of-this-world endeavors. From Psyche to CubeSat. From Mars to the moon. Here, in honor of Valentine’s Day, are five things we (heart)...
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  • From space to sea, Parazynski has seen it all — and says there's yet more to explore
    ASU's official University Explorer — who is also an astronaut, scuba diver, mountain climber, pilot and doctor — will discuss our need for new horizons in public lecture
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  • NASA satellites to aid ASU researchers in California drought study
    Water management and drought forecasting traditionally meant physically measuring surface water or groundwater, but Arizona State University researchers are tackling the problem in a new way: from space.
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  • ASU search for water on moon seeks important answers
    Researcher Craig Hardgrove explains science behind NASA mission that marked university as major player in space exploration
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  • 2017: ASU Space Odyssey
    NASA mission selections show how the nation's most innovative university embodies the spirit of exploration
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  • NASA approves mission that includes ASU-designed, -built thermal emission spectrometer
    NASA has approved a mission to explore asteroids that scientists — including Arizona State University researchers behind a key component — hope will reveal details about the earliest history...
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  • ASU to lead deep-space NASA mission for 1st time
    Metal asteroid Psyche to offer unique look into violent collisions that created Earth, terrestrial planets
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  • Journey to a metal world
    ASU completes site visit — a rather bland name for quite a daunting process — as NASA considers proposed Psyche mission
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  • When space science and engineering meet venture capital, ASU students are ready
    The growth of private space-exploration companies, such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, has changed the way scientists do business. ASU is leading the way in preparing students for the...
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  • 'One of the greatest Americans of our time'
    ASU university explorer Scott Parazynski remembers his colleague and friend, astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn
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  • Looking for life on Mars — in Chile
    ASU scientists make discovery at South American hot springs that could spur revisiting a Red Planet location already explored
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  • Is a weekend on the moon around the corner?
    ASU professor Jim Bell talks about why deep space is the new economic frontier
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  • Cubesat mission on track, poised for breakthroughs
    ASU reaches one-year mark on endeavour that could create new standard for space exploration
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  • In international experiment, ASU astronomers explore mysteries of star formation
    Uniquely sensitive camera, with optics and electronics designed and built at ASU, will probe into giant clouds of interstellar dust
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  • Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thought
    Study reveals surface features younger than assumed; potential structures would need better protection
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  • Arizona field trips make big impact on ASU students
    Annual trek to Meteor Crater, other sites offers incoming earth and space majors hands-on experience in the field
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  • ASU astronomers to explore the ‘cosmic dawn’ of the universe
    Thirteen billion years ago, nearly every particle in the universe was affected by a new phenomenon: the emergence of starlight from the birth of stars in the first galaxies.
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  • 'Shooting for the Stars'
    Breakthrough Initiatives official to speak about the search for extraterrestrial life at ASU Sept. 20
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  • ASU satellite wins 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
    ASU’s Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) SunCube FemtoSat and the SpaceTREx team, headed by Jekan Thanga, assistant professor with the School of Earth and Space Exploration, have won...
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  • Have a blast at ASU space launch party
    School of Earth and Space Exploration hosts event for unique mission that aims to collect 4 pounds of material from asteriod
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  • Mysterious grooves on Martian moon Phobos explained by impacts
    Some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars' moon Phobos are the result of debris ejected by impacts eventually falling back onto the surface to form linear...
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  • Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice
    ASU scientist investigates how volcanic activity has reshaped the face of Ceres
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  • ASU scientists use 'shake and bake' to get ready
    To calibrate, researchers put space instrument in vacuum chamber and subject it to extremes
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  • Mars 'wet streaks' mystery deepens, as ASU instrument finds they are dry
    It's uncanny. Dark finger-like streaks form on dozens of Martian crater rims and hillsides as local spring warms into summer. The streaks lengthen down the slopes until summer's height,...
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  • Ear to the sky
    Newly installed 10-foot diameter dish to allow ASU researchers to communicate with satellites
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  • A bright, bold plan
    ASU's Lawrence Krauss part of stellar advisory team for Alpha-Centauri-or-bust Breakthrough Starshot mission
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  • Here's looking at you, Mars
    New image of Red Planet a high point in ASU professor's long involvement with global monitoring of our solar-system neighbor
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  • ASU astronaut headed to Hall of Fame
    Scott Parazynski logged more than 8 weeks in space, performed 7 spacewalks — including 1 hailed as most dangerous ever
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  • NASA selects ASU undergraduate 'CubeSat' project to measure Phoenix urban heat islands
    NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP).
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  • Authentic science through high school astronomy
    What might high school students do when they get their hands on at $300M Mars spacecraft? The question expanded. What does happen when you take a NASA spacecraft currently in...
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  • Symposium envisions golden age of space travel
    Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who also heads private space firm Blue Origin, compared the advent of reusable rockets to the Internet and the national highway system, opening the door...
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  • The next big thing in space is really, really small
    ASU's SunCube FemtoSat will open space exploration to everyone, with launch costs as low as $3,000 for low-Earth orbit
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  • ASU Mars camera celebrates 15 years of discoveries at Red Planet
    This week 15 years ago, NASA launched a spacecraft with the name 2001 Mars Odyssey, and onboard was the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), a multi-wavelength camera designed at...
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  • Opening the universe to everyone
    ASU wins $10M NASA grant to develop education courseware with aim to create critical thinkers both near and far.
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  • ASU professor’s ‘solar exposure’
    Event draws a VIP crowd to an ASU engineer and his new technology.
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  • ASU satellite to search for outer-space threats
    Air Force's SWIMSat, to be designed and built by ASU students, will monitor meteor strikes and solar plasma eruptions.
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  • Airborne telescope instrument proposal enters NASA final selection phase
    Proposed instrument is designed to measure spectra of gas clouds within star-forming regions
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  • Images from ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera featured in new exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will open its newest exhibition, “A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera,” Feb. 26, displaying dramatic landscapes...
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  • Lunar love: When science meets artistry
    ASU professor hopes Smithsonian exhibition of LROC team's striking images gets people excited about returning to the moon.
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  • 'Dinosaurs led me to the moon'
    ASU postdoctoral researcher turned interest in dinosaurs into a passion for outer space
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  • The dangers we face from meteorites — or not
    ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India.
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  • Eureka! Scientists prove Einstein's theory of relativity
    ASU's Krauss hails discovery, which he predicted, as important as the invention of the telescope.
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  • Becoming a Martian: What we need to do to get to the Red Planet
    ASU’s top Mars experts and NASA officials met at the university to discuss what needs to be taught to get next generation to Mars.
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  • ASU satellite selected for NASA Space Launch System’s first flight
    The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats, including one from Arizona State University, to test innovative ideas along with...
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  • Planet jackpot
    Best time to view five-planet alignment is yet to come, according to ASU scientist — who shares why Arizona is such a top spot for stargazing.
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  • The Mysterious Planet Nine
    ASU astrophysicist discusses what is known — and what isn't — about our possible new neighbor, and why we never noticed it before.
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  • Ground Control to (insert your name here)
    ASU astronaut coaching session brings hopefuls with stars in their eyes  
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  • Narrowing gap between man and machine
    ASU engineer exploring new frontiers in human-robot collaborations.
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  • 2-D materials potential powerhouses for tech advances
    ASU scientist to explore how materials' imperfections are a strength, not a weakness.
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  • Enhancing solar energy harvesting by minimizing heat loss
    The fast-depleting reserves of conventional energy sources and ever-changing environmental impacts have resulted in an urgent need for high-efficiency renewable energy sources and energy-saving materials.
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  • 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.
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  • ASU scientists selected for NASA observatory Science Investigation Team
    NASA has announced the selection of Science Investigation Teams for its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). ASU will be the lead institution for one of these teams, which...
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  • Hunting alien worlds
    ASU astrophysicist an expert on the search for another Earth.
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  • ASU cameras capture spectacular new image of Earth
    Moon scientists photograph Earth rising over craterscape via NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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  • Controlling a robot swarm
    Strides in robotics earn ASU engineer international spotlight.
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  • Deep freeze puts the squeeze on dwarf planet Ceres
    ASU scientists have explanation for fresh spots on ancient surface
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  • The future of our place in space
    Science celeb Bill Nye visits ASU to share his views on a "bright" future outside Earth.
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  • Exiled exoplanet possibly kicked out of star’s local neighborhood
      A planet discovered last year sitting at an unusually large distance from its star — 16 times farther than Pluto is from the sun — may have been kicked...
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  • How to build a spacecraft: The beginning
    ASU team starts complex process of designing CubeSat that will orbit the moon.
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  • Forged in the hearts of stars
    ASU researchers to study what elements are created by exploding stars.
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  • ASU to help high schoolers build satellites in national CubeSat competition
    Today the White House announced the creation of a nationwide “CubeSat competition” that partners high school students with leading universities for the development and operation of small space satellites....
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  • ASU Mars images star in 'The Martian'
    Images of Mars taken by a visual and infrared camera designed at Arizona State University take a star turn in the new hit movie “The Martian.”
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  • ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere
    Mars was not always the arid Red Planet that we know today. Billions of years ago it was a world with watery environments — but how and why did...
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  • To infinity and beyond: The future of space at ASU
    A mission to the moon is tough to top, but Arizona State University’s space program has plenty of stars in its eyes.
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  • How a university went into space: ASU's story
    Only 30 institutions in the United States can build spacecraft. Only seven build interplanetary spacecraft that leave Earth’s orbit. Arizona State University is one of them.
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  • ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
    Principal investigator is postdoctoral fellow
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  • NewSpace Initiative connects ASU with space industry
    The next big thing in space research is small.
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  • President Bell's Remarks at the Space Committe on Science, Space and Technology
    (This is the statement by Dr. James F. Bell, President of The Planetary Society & Professor at Arizona State University before the Subcommittee on Space Committee on Science, Space,...
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  • Rethinking space science, exploration to help solve global problems
    Could a paradigm shift in space science and exploration that aligns businesses with research universities lead to new mining resources, a cure for cancer or even world peace? Arizona State...
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  • Lots of Meetings But No Unified Message on Future Space Exploration
    Four meetings in Washington, D.C. over this past week addressed the future of space exploration, but no unified message emerged. There was a focus on the role of the...
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  • Success of 'New Space' era hinges on public's interest
    Capturing the public’s interest is a key component for “New Space,” where commercial companies are filling in some of the roles that had been traditionally played by NASA, and...
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  • Panel to discuss forging university-business ties to promote future of space
    How do academic and commercial stakeholders join forces to promote space science and exploration in the immediate future and decades to come? An expert panel of astronauts, scientists, commercial...
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  • Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec
    Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new Associate Members: Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec. “The private spaceflight sector...
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  • ASU congratulates CSF member organizations selected in NASA's 2020 "Tipping Point" Technologies solicitation: Masten, Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX, and SSL Robotics
    The Space Technology Mission Directorate  has prioritized funding opportunities for public-private partnerships to advance space technologies for future NASA missions  
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  • ASU Professor Jim Bell, Chief Scientist, talks about the MILO Space Science Institute at the International Aeronautical Congress 2020 CyberSpace Edition
    View the video introduction to MILO. Visit MiloInstitute.Org to learn more. @MILOInstitute
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  • Arizona State University's LunaH-Map with Neutron-1 arrives safely at the US International Space Station
    Craig Hardgrove, LunaH-Map Principal Investigator, and the ASU and the University of Hawai'i Teams await deployment dates expected in mid-November. Visit https://lunahmap.asu.edu/ @lunahmap
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  • The MILO Space Science Institute and Western University sign a Collaboration Agreement Supporting Canadian Deep Space Science Missions
    Engage with MILO at MiloInstitute.Org @MILOInstitute
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  • Arizona State University's LunaH-Map will study neutron flux on Neutron-1
    LunaH-Map will focus on measurements of low energy secondary neutrons in LEO
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  • New international partnership with the MILO Space Science Institute launches Western University into space
    ASU NewSpace applauds this effort with Canada's Western University and ASU's MILO Space Science Institute  
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  • Masten Space Systems Lunar Lander Mission to the Lunar South Pole will Launch with SpaceX in 2022
    Congratulations on fellow Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) members @mastenspace and @spacex on this achievement to support Lunar exploration with @NASA and #CLPS.
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  • See Jim Bell’s SmallSat 2020 Poster “The MILO Space Science Institute: Enabling New, Science-Focused Deep Space SmallSat Missions”
    Focusing on Apophis Pathfinder, NEOshare, and LunaRide, the virtual-on-demand poster can be found under Posters - Instrumentation. Visit MiloInstitute.Org
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  • ASU teams with Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. and other commercial space vendors and subcontractors to bring Mars into focus like never before
    The new Mars Perseverance rover’s Mastcam-Z color, zoom, stereo cameras allows us to see features as small as a house fly across the length of a football field    
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  • How ASU researchers telework to Mars every day
    ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration and ASU/NewSpace faculty, staff, and students have been "social distancing" with spacecraft across the solar system for decades
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  • Spots Remain in the Fall 2020 Space Business & Entrepreneurs Class - Register Today
    Develop space business entrepreneurial ideas in a diverse team environment ranging from STEM to Finance majors. Special expert speakers from major space enterprises will be announced soon.
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  • ASU NewSpace is an exhibitor at the “Virtually Amazing” Small Satellite Conference: Space Mission Architectures | Infinite Possibilities on August 1st - 6th, 2020
    Join ASU NewSpace and the MILO Institute as SmallSat 2020 goes virtual to connect with and support the diverse needs of the global space community. Visit miloinstitute.org
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  • ASU selected as an awardee in the 2020 BIG Idea Challenge: Engaging Universities in NASA’s Mission to Develop Space Exploration Technologies for the Moon to Mars for VELOS Lunar Exploration
    VELOS (Variable Exploratory Lunar Observation System) is led by Faculty Advisors James Bell, Director of ASU NewSpace and Tyler Smith, Associate Director of ASU Luminosity Lab.
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  • ASU NewSpace Initiative’s Jim Bell and Craig Hardgrove are part of ASU’s Space Exploration and Instrumentation Legacy
    ASU’s innovative collaborative structure, facilities, and diverse expertise has created a powerful foundation upon which to build future academic and commercial space projects
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  • ASU Polytechnic Campus Capstone Projects: Simulating and solving real world challenges
    Overcoming challenges and building futures through academic and commercial partnerships
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  • ASU-led LunaH-Map spacecraft ready for final testing
    ASU's LunaH-Map spacecraft, led by ASU/NewSpace Director of Projects Craig Hardgrove, is complete!
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  • The MILO Model for Affordable, Sustainable Deep Space Science
    ASU/NewSpace supports the MILO Model For Affordable, Sustainable Deep Space Science in this Webinar-recorded video
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  • ASU NewSpace partners with Planet Labs and the ASU research community to advance COVID-19 response efforts
    A recent NASA funding opportunity would allow investigators to leverage Planet Labs daily visible imagery data to research the effects of COVID-19 on society and the environment.
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  • NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Look at Mars Through These 'Eyes'
    Principal Investigator Jim Bell, Director of ASU NewSpace, leads the development of Mastcam-Z imaging instruments scheduled to go to Mars on the 2020 Perseverance rover mission
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  • Registration Open for Space Business & Entrepreneurs Fall 2020
    Understand how emerging entrepreneurs are changing how the space industry is evolving. Read More to be sent to the ASU Class Search page. 
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  • The sky is no longer the limit for scientific research
    ASU Biodesign Institute and ASU/NewSpace sponsor Microgravity Research workshop with commercial industry for academia
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  • Life-changing ventures win investment at ASU Demo Day competition Skysong
    ASU/NewSpace Space Business & Entrepreneur class student Emily Karlzen wins $15,000 for her startup through ASU's Venture Devils Program
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  • Female entrepreneurs find support from ASU as they pursue their passions
    Mentorship and funding drive ventures; here, 5 women share their stories and their advice
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  • Ride-sharing mission hopes to study asteroid up close
    When the asteroid Apophis approaches Earth's path in 2029, scientists hope to know a lot more about it than they know now. Academic researchers from around the world...
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  • Foust Forward | Zero gravity requires a lot of patience
    For decades, the space community has sought the “killer app” for microgravity research: the project that, once and for all, will demonstrate work that can only be done in...
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  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars
    If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years ago, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover.
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  • Studying bacteria in space
    Understanding the impact of spaceflight on microbial responses
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  • NASA Selects 15 Space Biology Research Proposals to Support Moon, Mars Exploration
    NASA has awarded 15 grants for new space biology research designed to help the agency achieve its goals under the Artemis lunar exploration program. Teams of investigators will use state-of-the-art genetic...
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  • ASU researcher honored by White House with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
    Every year, the U.S. government identifies up-and-coming scientists from each state who are deserving of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the nation’s...
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  • ASU’s 'Mastcam-Z' cameras installed on the NASA Mars 2020 rover
    The ASU-tested cameras will provide the rover with the first zoom lenses on Mars
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  • ASU to develop payloads for Blue Origin lunar transportation
    Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin, Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Origin to send payloads to the lunar surface. Blue Origin, a...
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  • CSF Recognizes Industry Growth in Welcoming Eleven New Memberships
    The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) announced eleven new Associate and Executive memberships have been effectuated over the past few months. Four Associate Members – Arizona State University (ASU), Planet,...
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  • Clearing The Air For Deep Space Travel
    Matthew D. Green, an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, wants to help space travelers breathe easier.
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  • MILO Institute launches a new model for space exploration
    Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries. Missions to explore space are audacious and ambitious. They are also expensive.
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  • Mars 2020 rover mission camera system ‘Mastcam-Z’ testing begins at ASU
    Arizona State University research technician and Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z calibration engineer Andy Winhold waited patiently on the loading dock of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV in anticipation...
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  • Lockheed, Arizona State Eye New Space Science Mission Business Model
    Taking a page from the ride-share industry, Lockheed Martin Space and Arizona State University have set up a nonprofit research collaborative to plan, build and fly condo-style space science...
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    Hunting for hydrogen — a moonshot
    In latest KEDtalk, ASU explorer Craig Hardgrove talks about how pint-size spacecraft allow for bigger experimental risk
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  • ASU hosts Congress members, industry leaders for conference on space innovation
    Space exploration stakeholders meet to discuss challenges facing NASA, building a STEM workforce and academic-government research partnerships
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  • Virtual Reality Innovation Challenge
    The ASURE Innovation Challenge is open! ASU students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to participate!
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  • ASU scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources
    Space technology being used by ASU and JPL to combat a problem here on Earth
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  • Catalyst: ASU research helping power satellites through space
    Catalyst profiles an Arizona State University researcher who is exploring new ways to power satellites through space using the unique properties of gallium.
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  • Putting the steel in steely-eyed missile men and women
    ASU class prepares next generation of space explorers with hands-on payload drop project
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  • ASU joins UC3 coalition to tackle climate change issues
    13 leading universities will work to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future
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  • What the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of space travel
    When will we be able to weekend on the moon? ASU professor has some insights
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  • ASU student payloads selected to fly on Blue Origin space vehicle
    Three Arizona State University student-led payload projects have been selected to launch into space on Blue Origin’s "New Shepard" space vehicle later this year.
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  • Tempe evolves into a hotbed for the space industry
    The cosmos is billions of years old. But the idea of exploring the unknown, infinite universe beyond Earth’s orbit from Tempe is much, much younger. Arizona State University has been...
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  • LunaH-Map will reveal details about ice deposits on the moon
    The new ASU CubeSat mission breaks new ground for the University's forays into space
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  • ASU NewSpace hosts Planet for an Earth Observing Dataset User Workshop
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  • ASU NewSpace Special Colloquium with Planet Co-Founder and CEO, Will Marshall
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  • Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere
    A collection of science fiction stories, art, and speculative timelines exploring the near future of the stratosphere created by Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination.
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  • ASU NewSpace Director of Projects, Prof. Craig Hardgrove's LunaH Map passes CDR
    School of Earth and Space Exploration and ASU NewSpace Director of Projects, Assistant Professor Craig Hardgrove and his team have successfully passed their Critical Design Review (CDR) for their LunaH...
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  • Lockheed Martin - NextSTEP Habitat Rendering
    ASU NewSpace Director Jim Bell on the challenges to be solved before humans live in deep space
    As NASA takes steps toward moon-orbiting outpost, Dr. Jim Bell talks about how it differs from living on the International Space Station.
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  • ASU Celebrates Moon Day
    There are many reasons to get excited about the Lunar research at ASU.
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  • New virtual approach to science in space
    ASU professor and colleagues suggest a new approach to scientific exploration that they call exploration telepresence
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  • Taking the pulse of an ocean world
    An ASU-designed 'planetary stethoscope' could help us find out what lies in Europa's global ocean.
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  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
    Stars are the most commonly observed objects in the universe. Now, with a new $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers at Arizona State University will...
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  • NASA selects ASU’s ShadowCam for moon mission
    Instrument from Mark Robinson of School of Earth and Space Exploration and Malin Space Science Systems will explore permanently shadowed regions
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  • An ASU Space Celebration
    Scientists, Fans gather in Tempe to explore the Lucy, Psyche missions and the role the university plays in each
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  • Exploring the Milky Way's star factories with GUSTO
    An ASU astronomer is helping design and build new balloon-borne observatory to explore how stars and solar systems form
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  • ASU center studies solar system's history through meteorites, partners with NASA
    Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies looks for clues about the formation of the solar system by studying the characteristics of meteorites.
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  • The search for life in the universe to be focus of national conference in April
    For the first time, Arizona will be hosting the nationally recognized Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), bringing together scientists from across the country to report on new discoveries and to...
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  • ASU postdoc awarded prestigious NSF astronomy and astrophysics fellowship
    School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) postdoctoral researcher Adam Beardsley has recently won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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  • ASU to showcase NASA digital learning project at national conference
    Infiniscope makes NASA science content accessible, interactive for all ages
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  • TEDxASU event to showcase 'Innovation Worth Sharing'
    ASU faculty, students to share their ideas and new ways of looking at issues in hopes of sparking inspiration in the audience
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  • ASU techies create 3-D model of mysterious, metal asteroid Psyche
    NASA mission seeks to explore what scientists believe is the core of a failed planet
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  • ASU students compete for a journey to the moon
    Sun Devils working with teammates on the other side of the globe for a chance to induce photosynthesis on our lunar neighbor
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  • Going behind 'Hidden Figures'
    ASU Piper center hosts author Margot Lee Shetterly, who will speak on the women featured in the new Oscar-nominated film
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  • ASU experts weigh in on discovery of warm, rocky 'Earth-like' planets
    The discovery of seven warm, rocky “Earth-like” planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away has created new opportunities for science, according to the lead researcher of the NASA study...
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  • Behind-the-scenes peek: How to build a deep-space instrument for NASA mission
    PBS to air documentary Friday about 1st space instrument to be built entirely at ASU, now on its way to asteroid Bennu
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  • AZLoop at ASU: How about mass transit at 750 mph?
    Competing in SpaceX Hyperloop competition, squad of more than 100 students from range of majors gets ready to submit plans
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  • KEDtalk: Visitors from another world
    Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, discusses origins of universe and studying Mars through rocks
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  • Does our solar system have an undiscovered planet? You can help astronomers find out
    ASU's Adam Schneider and colleagues are hunting for runaway worlds that may be lurking in the space between stars
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  • 5 things we ❤ about space at ASU
    ASU is rapidly becoming known for its out-of-this-world endeavors. From Psyche to CubeSat. From Mars to the moon. Here, in honor of Valentine’s Day, are five things we (heart)...
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  • From space to sea, Parazynski has seen it all — and says there's yet more to explore
    ASU's official University Explorer — who is also an astronaut, scuba diver, mountain climber, pilot and doctor — will discuss our need for new horizons in public lecture
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  • NASA satellites to aid ASU researchers in California drought study
    Water management and drought forecasting traditionally meant physically measuring surface water or groundwater, but Arizona State University researchers are tackling the problem in a new way: from space.
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  • ASU search for water on moon seeks important answers
    Researcher Craig Hardgrove explains science behind NASA mission that marked university as major player in space exploration
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  • 2017: ASU Space Odyssey
    NASA mission selections show how the nation's most innovative university embodies the spirit of exploration
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  • NASA approves mission that includes ASU-designed, -built thermal emission spectrometer
    NASA has approved a mission to explore asteroids that scientists — including Arizona State University researchers behind a key component — hope will reveal details about the earliest history...
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  • ASU to lead deep-space NASA mission for 1st time
    Metal asteroid Psyche to offer unique look into violent collisions that created Earth, terrestrial planets
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  • Journey to a metal world
    ASU completes site visit — a rather bland name for quite a daunting process — as NASA considers proposed Psyche mission
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  • When space science and engineering meet venture capital, ASU students are ready
    The growth of private space-exploration companies, such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, has changed the way scientists do business. ASU is leading the way in preparing students for the...
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  • 'One of the greatest Americans of our time'
    ASU university explorer Scott Parazynski remembers his colleague and friend, astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn
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  • Looking for life on Mars — in Chile
    ASU scientists make discovery at South American hot springs that could spur revisiting a Red Planet location already explored
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  • Is a weekend on the moon around the corner?
    ASU professor Jim Bell talks about why deep space is the new economic frontier
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  • Cubesat mission on track, poised for breakthroughs
    ASU reaches one-year mark on endeavour that could create new standard for space exploration
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  • In international experiment, ASU astronomers explore mysteries of star formation
    Uniquely sensitive camera, with optics and electronics designed and built at ASU, will probe into giant clouds of interstellar dust
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  • Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thought
    Study reveals surface features younger than assumed; potential structures would need better protection
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  • Arizona field trips make big impact on ASU students
    Annual trek to Meteor Crater, other sites offers incoming earth and space majors hands-on experience in the field
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  • ASU astronomers to explore the ‘cosmic dawn’ of the universe
    Thirteen billion years ago, nearly every particle in the universe was affected by a new phenomenon: the emergence of starlight from the birth of stars in the first galaxies.
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  • 'Shooting for the Stars'
    Breakthrough Initiatives official to speak about the search for extraterrestrial life at ASU Sept. 20
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  • ASU satellite wins 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
    ASU’s Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) SunCube FemtoSat and the SpaceTREx team, headed by Jekan Thanga, assistant professor with the School of Earth and Space Exploration, have won...
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  • Have a blast at ASU space launch party
    School of Earth and Space Exploration hosts event for unique mission that aims to collect 4 pounds of material from asteriod
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  • Mysterious grooves on Martian moon Phobos explained by impacts
    Some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars' moon Phobos are the result of debris ejected by impacts eventually falling back onto the surface to form linear...
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  • Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice
    ASU scientist investigates how volcanic activity has reshaped the face of Ceres
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  • ASU scientists use 'shake and bake' to get ready
    To calibrate, researchers put space instrument in vacuum chamber and subject it to extremes
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  • Mars 'wet streaks' mystery deepens, as ASU instrument finds they are dry
    It's uncanny. Dark finger-like streaks form on dozens of Martian crater rims and hillsides as local spring warms into summer. The streaks lengthen down the slopes until summer's height,...
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  • Ear to the sky
    Newly installed 10-foot diameter dish to allow ASU researchers to communicate with satellites
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  • A bright, bold plan
    ASU's Lawrence Krauss part of stellar advisory team for Alpha-Centauri-or-bust Breakthrough Starshot mission
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  • Here's looking at you, Mars
    New image of Red Planet a high point in ASU professor's long involvement with global monitoring of our solar-system neighbor
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  • ASU astronaut headed to Hall of Fame
    Scott Parazynski logged more than 8 weeks in space, performed 7 spacewalks — including 1 hailed as most dangerous ever
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  • NASA selects ASU undergraduate 'CubeSat' project to measure Phoenix urban heat islands
    NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP).
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  • Authentic science through high school astronomy
    What might high school students do when they get their hands on at $300M Mars spacecraft? The question expanded. What does happen when you take a NASA spacecraft currently in...
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  • Symposium envisions golden age of space travel
    Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who also heads private space firm Blue Origin, compared the advent of reusable rockets to the Internet and the national highway system, opening the door...
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  • The next big thing in space is really, really small
    ASU's SunCube FemtoSat will open space exploration to everyone, with launch costs as low as $3,000 for low-Earth orbit
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  • ASU Mars camera celebrates 15 years of discoveries at Red Planet
    This week 15 years ago, NASA launched a spacecraft with the name 2001 Mars Odyssey, and onboard was the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), a multi-wavelength camera designed at...
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  • Opening the universe to everyone
    ASU wins $10M NASA grant to develop education courseware with aim to create critical thinkers both near and far.
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  • ASU professor’s ‘solar exposure’
    Event draws a VIP crowd to an ASU engineer and his new technology.
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  • ASU satellite to search for outer-space threats
    Air Force's SWIMSat, to be designed and built by ASU students, will monitor meteor strikes and solar plasma eruptions.
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  • Airborne telescope instrument proposal enters NASA final selection phase
    Proposed instrument is designed to measure spectra of gas clouds within star-forming regions
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  • Images from ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera featured in new exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will open its newest exhibition, “A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera,” Feb. 26, displaying dramatic landscapes...
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  • Lunar love: When science meets artistry
    ASU professor hopes Smithsonian exhibition of LROC team's striking images gets people excited about returning to the moon.
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  • 'Dinosaurs led me to the moon'
    ASU postdoctoral researcher turned interest in dinosaurs into a passion for outer space
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  • The dangers we face from meteorites — or not
    ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India.
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  • Eureka! Scientists prove Einstein's theory of relativity
    ASU's Krauss hails discovery, which he predicted, as important as the invention of the telescope.
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  • Becoming a Martian: What we need to do to get to the Red Planet
    ASU’s top Mars experts and NASA officials met at the university to discuss what needs to be taught to get next generation to Mars.
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  • ASU satellite selected for NASA Space Launch System’s first flight
    The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats, including one from Arizona State University, to test innovative ideas along with...
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  • Planet jackpot
    Best time to view five-planet alignment is yet to come, according to ASU scientist — who shares why Arizona is such a top spot for stargazing.
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  • The Mysterious Planet Nine
    ASU astrophysicist discusses what is known — and what isn't — about our possible new neighbor, and why we never noticed it before.
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  • Ground Control to (insert your name here)
    ASU astronaut coaching session brings hopefuls with stars in their eyes  
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  • Narrowing gap between man and machine
    ASU engineer exploring new frontiers in human-robot collaborations.
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  • 2-D materials potential powerhouses for tech advances
    ASU scientist to explore how materials' imperfections are a strength, not a weakness.
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  • Enhancing solar energy harvesting by minimizing heat loss
    The fast-depleting reserves of conventional energy sources and ever-changing environmental impacts have resulted in an urgent need for high-efficiency renewable energy sources and energy-saving materials.
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  • 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.
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  • ASU scientists selected for NASA observatory Science Investigation Team
    NASA has announced the selection of Science Investigation Teams for its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). ASU will be the lead institution for one of these teams, which...
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  • Hunting alien worlds
    ASU astrophysicist an expert on the search for another Earth.
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  • ASU cameras capture spectacular new image of Earth
    Moon scientists photograph Earth rising over craterscape via NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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  • Controlling a robot swarm
    Strides in robotics earn ASU engineer international spotlight.
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  • Deep freeze puts the squeeze on dwarf planet Ceres
    ASU scientists have explanation for fresh spots on ancient surface
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  • The future of our place in space
    Science celeb Bill Nye visits ASU to share his views on a "bright" future outside Earth.
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  • Exiled exoplanet possibly kicked out of star’s local neighborhood
      A planet discovered last year sitting at an unusually large distance from its star — 16 times farther than Pluto is from the sun — may have been kicked...
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  • How to build a spacecraft: The beginning
    ASU team starts complex process of designing CubeSat that will orbit the moon.
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  • Forged in the hearts of stars
    ASU researchers to study what elements are created by exploding stars.
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  • ASU to help high schoolers build satellites in national CubeSat competition
    Today the White House announced the creation of a nationwide “CubeSat competition” that partners high school students with leading universities for the development and operation of small space satellites....
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  • ASU Mars images star in 'The Martian'
    Images of Mars taken by a visual and infrared camera designed at Arizona State University take a star turn in the new hit movie “The Martian.”
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  • ASU instruments help scientists probe ancient Mars atmosphere
    Mars was not always the arid Red Planet that we know today. Billions of years ago it was a world with watery environments — but how and why did...
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  • To infinity and beyond: The future of space at ASU
    A mission to the moon is tough to top, but Arizona State University’s space program has plenty of stars in its eyes.
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  • How a university went into space: ASU's story
    Only 30 institutions in the United States can build spacecraft. Only seven build interplanetary spacecraft that leave Earth’s orbit. Arizona State University is one of them.
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  • ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
    Principal investigator is postdoctoral fellow
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  • NewSpace Initiative connects ASU with space industry
    The next big thing in space research is small.
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  • President Bell's Remarks at the Space Committe on Science, Space and Technology
    (This is the statement by Dr. James F. Bell, President of The Planetary Society & Professor at Arizona State University before the Subcommittee on Space Committee on Science, Space,...
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  • Rethinking space science, exploration to help solve global problems
    Could a paradigm shift in space science and exploration that aligns businesses with research universities lead to new mining resources, a cure for cancer or even world peace? Arizona State...
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  • Lots of Meetings But No Unified Message on Future Space Exploration
    Four meetings in Washington, D.C. over this past week addressed the future of space exploration, but no unified message emerged. There was a focus on the role of the...
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  • Success of 'New Space' era hinges on public's interest
    Capturing the public’s interest is a key component for “New Space,” where commercial companies are filling in some of the roles that had been traditionally played by NASA, and...
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  • Panel to discuss forging university-business ties to promote future of space
    How do academic and commercial stakeholders join forces to promote space science and exploration in the immediate future and decades to come? An expert panel of astronauts, scientists, commercial...
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  • Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec
    Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new Associate Members: Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec. “The private spaceflight sector...
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