UA's Top Stories: Robbins, de Kooning and More
The UA generated headlines across the globe in 2017, as evidenced by our UANews list of top 10 stories. From the installation of a new president to the improbable recovery of a priceless art masterpiece, it has been another remarkable year in Wildcat Country. (UANow will resume on Jan. 9.)
Earth to OSIRIS-REx Cameras: I'm Ready for My Close-Up
During the recent flyby, the spacecraft's cameras and spectrometers produced new views and never-before-collected optical data of Earth from as close as 69,000 miles.
Asteroid Day Turns Informative With UA Panel
Despite what you might have seen in movies such as "Armageddon," there is more to be learned than feared from asteroids, and the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission will provide an education all its own. On Tuesday, five UA scientists talked about the space rocks and what they know about them.
UA to Host Special Events Tied to Asteroid Day
The event will bring together five researchers from the University who work at the forefront of asteroid science, including OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
UA Has the Tools to Analyze Asteroid's Dirt
The arrival of a sample from OSIRIS-REx is still six years away, but the UA's Tom Zega already is preparing for it. Zega will be one of the first scientists to receive the rubble returned to Earth from the asteroid Bennu by the UA-led mission. "Sample return is a treasure trove of information," he says.
UA Research, Expertise Had Global Impact in '16
Throughout the past year, UA researchers were involved in some of the most exciting and eye-opening news stories. Among them: the OSIRIS-REx space launch, a newly discovered planet with three suns, and findings that revealed how AIDS spread across North America.
Ed Beshore's Rocket Ride Into the Sunset
The Atlas V that carried the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft off the planet was one big birthday candle for the mission's deputy principal investigator, who is retiring from the UA and heading off to do some backpacking. With a must-see UANews video of highlights from last week's launch in Florida.
Bound for Bennu! OSIRIS-REx Launch Was 'Perfect'
After 12 years, the spacecraft for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission is finally off the ground, much to the relief of the scientist who has been there every step of the way, Dante Lauretta.
Michael Drake's Dream Is Ready for Takeoff
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission, conceived 12 years ago and finally green-lighted by NASA in 2011, is the first U.S. mission to send a robotic spacecraft to retrieve a sample from a primitive carbonaceous asteroid.
Career Map Surprised OSIRIS-REx Scientist
Meet UA alumna Daniella DellaGiustina, the lead image processing scientist for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. DellaGiustina wasn't planning on a career in planetary science but has become one of several key women on the project.