A Flagstaff scientist has a new idea about how mountains form on Io, the volcanic moon of Jupiter. Michael Bland of the U.S. Geological Survey created a mathematical model to explain Io’s unusual mountains.
It’s kind of like the holy grail of medicine — not just a cure for cancer, but a vaccine to stop people from getting it in the first place. And, not just for one or even a few types of cancer, but all of them.
The National Solar Observatory has moved its headquarters to Boulder, Colorado, from Tucson. The organization will abandon its solar telescopes here and in New Mexico for a larger instrument in Hawaii.
Glancing skyward can give the illusion of a vast, empty space. The reality is outer space is congested, contested and competitive. That’s how one University of Arizona scientist describes it, and he’s leading research to keep human-made objects in space moving in an orderly fashion.