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Global yields of corn could drop by as much as 24% by 2030, according to NASA’s news service, due to rising temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns and 'elevated surface carbon dioxide concentrations from human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.'

Much of the very same land that is the source of diversity for our food lies in countries that are the most vulnerable to the destructive impacts of climate change - and that vulnerability rebounds into how much Americans pay for food. Read more»

Projects like the James Webb Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera has put the University of Arizona at the forefront of space research, leading with a new partnership with U.S. Space Command.

The University of Arizona will be U.S. Space Command's first partner in a new effort to mold the workforce to explore and defend that final frontier. Read more»

Water levels at Lake Powell have dropped so low that natural wonders are starting to reappear, including Gregory Natural Bridge, which hasn’t been seen since the Colorado River reservoir was filled in the 1960s.

NASA satellite photos show how drastically the water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead have receded in just the past few years - demonstrating the severity of long-term drought and the challenges Arizona will face to conserve and enhance its precious water supply. Read more»

This James Webb Space Telescope image released by NASA on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, shows the spoked-wheel shape of the Cartwheel Galaxy in unprecedented detail.

The James Webb Space Telescope has peered back 500 million years to reveal new images of the aptly named Cartwheel Galaxy, and images released Tuesday shed light on the rare circumstance that created the galaxy's striking spoked-wheel shape. Read more»

The Carina Nebula, as seen from the James Webb Space Telescope, looks like the Santa Catalina Mountains died and went to heaven. The University of Arizona built half Webb's cameras and the first shots are back.

Five boffo pictures from the the James Webb Space Telescope shows bits of our universe in super high resolution — and they were taken by cameras designed and built at the University of Arizona. Read more»

The out-of-this-world images released by NASA on Tuesday should make us all pause for a moment and consider our place in the universe. Read more»

One of the first images from the James Webb Space telescope, from a camera designed and built by a team led by UA astronomer George Rieke. His wife Marcia Rieke developed one of the other four cameras aboard Webb.

The Webb telescope is technically a global collaboration. For bar bets and bragging rights, this puppy is ours. Just stamp Wilbur Wildcat's face on the Webb sunshield and be done with it. Read more»

Murat Kacira, professor of biosystems engineering, working in 2020 at the UA's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center studying leafy greens for indoor farming techniques.

The University of Arizona conducted more than $761 million in research during Fiscal Year 2020, ranking in the top 4 percent of all colleges and universities. Read more»

Comet Leonard behind the launch plume of the rocket that carried the James Webb Space Telescope into space on Christmas Day.

Photographed from Thailand after its Dec. 25 launch, the rocket that carried the James Webb Space Telescope shows off its plume next to the more distant Comet Leonard. Read more»

Artist conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. A tennis-court-sized shield will keep the extremely sensitive infrared detection instruments out of sun's rays.

University of Arizona astronomers are set to help lead research allowed by the once-in-a-generation science project that is the James Webb Space Telescope. It blasted off Christmas Day. Read more»

UA researchers are set to expand "by quantum leap" the understanding of behemoth black holes, known as quasars.

When the James Webb Space Telescope finally gets launched into position and points toward the cosmos this month, University of Arizona researchers will begin investigating the brightest beacons in the universe. Read more»

The construction of the Large Binocular Telescope used in the discovery of  Kamo`oalewa's origins.

A near earth-object vexed University of Arizona astronomers until their inspiration was struck by moonlight. Read more»

Arctic sea ice has been projected to continuously decline and eventually diminish to an ice-free Arctic sea during the month of September before the 2050s.

Declining sea ice in the Arctic may be contributing to increased wildfires in the western United States, demonstrating the effects of climate change on extreme weather events and indicating the potential for more and larger wildfires in the area, according to a new study. Read more»

Jessica Meir’s lifelong dream was to be an astronaut, but it took many sacrifices to make that happen, she says.

More than 50 young women recently had the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir during a virtual event held by the industry group Transportation YOU. Read more»

AzTechSat-1, the small cube at center, is seen soon after it is deployed from the International Space Station on Feb. 19, 2020. Also being deployed is a larger CubeSat, called CryoCube, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

While most of the world outside Mexico has largely focused on the sensational topics of drug violence and “migrant caravans” in recent decades, NASA and the private sector have kept a keen eye on what Mexican engineers have been achieving in labs across the country. Read more»

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