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Asteroid.

NAU researchers find lights in the sky on and ‘asteroids at home’

NAU establishes itself as a world leader in newly calculated asteroid shapes. Continue reading

Pluto image from New Horizons

A surprise on Pluto leads NAU’s Trilling to unexpected conclusion

Researcher turns attention to lack of craters in prominent region of Pluto. Continue reading

Artist's conception of a rubble-pile asteroid and a dust cloud asteroid.

Team led by NAU’s Trilling to receive NASA award for asteroid observations

Award recognizes work of Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team. Continue reading

David Trilling in South Africa

To South Africa via Chile, always with an eye on the sky

NAU astronomer is winning grants, searching for asteroids while on sabbatical. Continue reading

The United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope

NAU’s Trilling finds multiple ways to get a fix on near Earth asteroids

Hundreds of asteroids being studied, some within hours of their discovery. Continue reading

Artist's conception of a rubble-pile asteroid and a dust cloud asteroid.

NASA and NAU researchers welcome unexpected asteroid findings

NAU research advances the goals of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission. Continue reading

Catching an asteroid is the easy part

Mommert: Search for ideal candidate is a learning experience. Continue reading

Discovery Telescope

Access to powerful new telescope raises visibility of NAU astronomy program

Discovery Channel Telescope a motivator for students, boon for researchers. Continue reading

Don Quixote image

NAU-led team discovers comet hiding in plain sight

Enhanced imagery reveals asteroid is actually a comet. Continue reading

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Planetary defense conference features two free public events

Internationally known speaker, comedian, author, scientist and media personality Bill Nye The Science Guy headlines public discussion of planetary defense. Continue reading

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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.