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Possibility of Recent Underground Volcanism on Mars

A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiled water beneath the surface of Mars, which could explain the potential presence of liquid water underneath the polar ice caps.

Wildfire Risk in California No Longer Coupled to Winter Precipitation

Recent large fires may be harbingers of things to come, report Valerie Trouet, a UA tree-ring researcher, and her colleagues.

Seeing the Forest Through the Lidar Lens

A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways.

Two Young UA Astronomers Join $242M NASA Mission

NASA announced $242 million in funding for the SPHEREx project, a new space telescope will help astronomers understand how the universe evolved and probe our galaxy for the ingredients of life.

Prehistoric Vegetation Helps Predict Future Ecosystems

An international research team led by UA researchers found that planet warming drove major changes in vegetation and future warming may drive similarly dramatic changes around the world.

Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Star Birth in Far-flung Galaxy

Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.

Mud from the Deep Sea Reveals Clues about Ancient Monsoon

UA researchers were able to access untapped clues about the monsoon's activity during the last ice age, with implications that may help predict the monsoon's future.

UA Astronomer's TED Talk Inspires Women Across the World

While pursuing her doctorate, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil discovered an especially rare, double-ringed galaxy. The discovery drew international attention, and the galaxy is now known as Burçin's galaxy.

Antarctic Ice Loss Ramps Up, Speeding Sea Level Rise

Antarctica's ice loss has accelerated in the last five years, reports an international research team that includes a UA geoscientist.

Planet-Forming Disks May Resemble Solar System 5 Billion Years Ago

The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal, may provide insights into the birth of our own solar system.

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