A first-year Ph.D. student in the UA's Department of Astronomy has discovered a planet in a unique position amid three stars. This strange world is believed to be about 16 million years old, making the exoplanet one of the youngest discovered to date.
Thanks to scientific and technological improvements that UA scientists are helping to advance, the frequency and characteristics of hurricanes are becoming more predictable both seasonally and in the short term.
The UA has licensed a new technology for measuring brain chemistry in real-time to startup Knowmad Technologies, developed by Michael Heien, an assistant professor in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his former postdoc and Knowmad co-founder, Chris Atcherley.
UA scientist Carl Hergenrother tells the whole story of how the space rock originally known as 1999 RQ36 was chosen — by process of elimination — as the destination for the UA-led OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.