NASA has chosen the University of Arizona to lead a space telescope mission meant to better understand how galaxies and stars form. The space agency awarded $20 million to the Aspera mission, which will allow the UArizona researchers to develop a telescope about the size of a minifridge for the expected launch in 2024.
A Phoenix educator, entrepreneur, adventurer, and science communicator has been selected for the crew of Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission to space.
Sian Proctor, who’s a geology, sustainability, and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, was one of the two final crew members SpaceX announced Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX Dragon will launch in the fall.
The State of Arizona, Pinal County, City of Casa Grande, and Central Arizona College have opened a new training center that will prepare Arizonans for jobs in high-tech industries.
The first readings from the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover have arrived on Earth. SuperCam was developed jointly by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico and a consortium of French research laboratories under the auspices of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The instrument delivered data to the French Space Agency’s operations center in Toulouse that includes the first audio of laser zaps on another planet.
From adapting robots to decontaminate surfaces and deliver food to developing kiosks that can measure vital signs, experts across the globe are using innovative technology to solve complications brought on by COVID-19.
A team led by University of Arizona astronomers has discovered the most distant quasar found to date. Researchers hope the quasar, which is more than 13 billion light-years from Earth, will provide answers to how galaxies formed after the big bang.
On July 30, 2020, NASA launched their new robotic astrobiologist on a seven-month journey to Mars with the most sophisticated set of tools ever sent, with the hope Perseverance will uncover the planet’s secrets.
Chandler – Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona to support growing demand for its technologies.
Governor Doug Ducey is urging the Legislature to strongly support his proposal to invest more than $40 million in a dramatic expansion of broadband in rural Arizona.
Ever wonder how you would sound on Mars? Grab your headsets, turn up the volume and listen for the subtle differences between the sounds on Earth versus how they would sound on the Red Planet. Tune in to watch the Perseverance rover land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Then come back to hear how our version matched up with the real sounds of Mars, as captured by two microphones onboard.