Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt underwater portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, according to new UA-led research. Such melting would increase the sea level more than already projected.
Wildcat Racing, the UA's formula race team, competed recently in a race that tested the solid engineering underlying its car's construction. Each year, club members spend two semesters building a racecar from scratch.
Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary geology at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and principal investigator of the HiRISE camera orbiting Mars, has received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal.
By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar system except Jupiter.