Four Questions: A Ride On NASA's Eye in the Sky

UA astronomer Kate Su talks about her experience aboard the "jetliner observatory" SOFIA. Su and her team confirmed that a nearby star system resembles our solar system in its youth.

SOFIA Confirms Nearby Planetary System Similar to Ours

Using NASA's flying observatory, a UA astronomer has determined that a nearby star system has an architecture remarkably similar to that of our solar system during its youth.

A Chicken-Egg Question: Where Do Baby Genes Come From?

New genes are more likely to emerge fully developed from a genome's "junk" DNA than many scientists would have expected, according to new research by UA evolutionary biologists.

Tucson Region Outpaces Others in Western States for Extreme Weather

Evaluating conditions over a two-decade period, UA researchers found that Tucson has the greatest frequency of major storms when compared with other large metropolitan areas regionally.

National Phenology Network Hits 10M Records

An observer in North Dakota submitted the 10 millionth record to the UA network's database, which is a massive bank of data on plant and animal life cycles important for investigating environmental and climate change.

Radiocarbon Dating Gets a Postmodern Makeover

Developing new ways to use radiocarbon dating in tree rings, UA dendrochronologist Charlotte Pearson builds on the legacies of scientists before her, including famed UA researcher Andrew Douglass.


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