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NAU astronomer receives prestigious 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

A Northern Arizona University astronomer who studies the atmospheres of solar system worlds, exoplanets and brown dwarfs has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently named Tyler Robinson, assistant professor in NAU’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, a 2021 Cottrell Scholar. This

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NAU planetary science intern leads study of Martian crust

The planet Mars has no global magnetic field, although scientists believe it had one at some point in the past. Previous studies suggest that when Mars’ global magnetic field was present, it was approximately the same strength as Earth’s current field. Surprisingly, instruments from past Mars missions, both orbiters and landers, have spotted patches on

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Cutting short study abroad programs didn’t stop NAU students from maximizing experience

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, Northern Arizona University had nearly 200 students living, studying and conducting research abroad. The university’s No. 1 mission quickly became getting these students home safely. The evacuations from 22 host countries happened in three waves: First, students in China, South Korea and Italy; then, students who lived

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