Through a $666,000 grant, NASA is supporting a collaborative research project between Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory, “Investigating the Stability of Trace Species in Titan’s Lakes and Seas.” NAU will receive $349,000 over three years to conduct experiments that examine the behavior of various chemical interactions. Co-principal investigator on the project, Gerrick Lindberg, is an associate professor in NAU’s Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science. He is leading the effort to understand Titan’s lakes from the molecular… Read more
Physics & Astronomy
APMS senior Ethan Goff received two awards for his work with the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program that provides peer instructional support to NAU undergraduate students. The two awards are the SI Excellence in Leadership and SI Excellence in Peer Leadership awards. Ethan will be graduating this fall with a double major in Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy.
APMS senior Adrián Luna was recently recognized at an awards banquet for the top students graduating this fall. He is recognized as the Distinguished Senior in the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences. In addition, Adrián is one of the 28 recipients of the Gold Axe Award, given to the most accomplished students across the university, as well as the recipient of the President’s Prize, the most prestigious award for undergraduates at NAU. He will be graduating… Read more
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Washington, DC— A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. It is the first known Solar System object that has been detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the Sun.
The new object was announced on Monday, December 17, 2018, by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center and has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18. The discovery was made by Carnegie’s Scott… Read more
By Kerry Bennett
Office of the Vice President for Research
Colonizing Mars as a backup planet for Earth has been a theme in both science fiction and popular science for decades, and NASA plans to send human explorers to the Red Planet within the next 20 years.
But how feasible is it… Read more