Nov. 14, 2019Heart racing. Palms sweating.Northern Arizona University senior Britton Lee steps up to the podium and into the blinding spotlight. Dozens of eyes stare at … Read more about Road to the Regents’ Cup: Students represent Arizona universities by engaging in, promoting civil dialogue
For eons, ancient objects have slipped stealthily past Earth, their anonymity assured in the vastness of space. But now the clumps, chunks and misshapen islands of rock are being observed and measured within hours of their discovery, thanks to ingenuity, technology and the curiosity of David Trilling.
The rapid generation of data from asteroids is just one item in the field of view of the Northern Arizona University astronomer and his close collaborator, post-doctoral researcher Michael Mommert.
The subject of near-Earth… Read more
Researchers will be “Gathering for Impact!” at the 2013 International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference to be held April 15-19 at the High Country Conference Center.
The conference brings together world experts on subjects related to planetary defense, including what is currently known about potentially threatening asteroids and comets, techniques that might be used to deflect a threatening object and political and policy issues that might affect a decision to take action.
David Trilling, assistant professor of astronomy at… Read more
If Earth’s recent brush with asteroid 2012 DA14 and the coincidental event in Russia have raised questions in your mind about what’s going on out there, “Getting to know asteroids” might offer some answers.
The free public talk by Erik Asphaug, Greeley Chair of Planetary Science at Arizona State University, will be held 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in room 233 of the physical sciences building at Northern Arizona University.
Asphaug will address the role of asteroids in… Read more