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Newswise: Astronomer on Team That Discovered 12 New Moons of Jupiter Available to Discuss Findings
Released: 20-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT
Astronomer on Team That Discovered 12 New Moons of Jupiter Available to Discuss Findings
Northern Arizona University

Chad Trujillo is part of the team that is searching for Planet X, a large ice planet that orbits outside of Pluto. They also discovered a dwarf planet in 2014.

Newswise: Mars Researcher Available to Discuss NASA's Curiosity Rover Discovering Methane, Organic Material on Mars
Released: 7-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Mars Researcher Available to Discuss NASA's Curiosity Rover Discovering Methane, Organic Material on Mars
Northern Arizona University

Mark Salvatore, who studied the surface of the Red Planet, also is part of a team that collaborates with scientists, engineers and NASA's rover operations to guide the Curiosity around Mars.

Released: 7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Expert: NASA’s InSight could provide insight into Mars’ surface habitability, evidence of ‘marsquakes’
Northern Arizona University

Planetary geologist Mark Salvatore said this mission will provide the clearest look into Mars' interior structure, which will help scientists understand planetary formation and ways Earth and Mars differentiated over time.

Released: 1-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT
Biologist Available to Discuss CDC Report on Increase in Infections From Insects and Arachnids to Humans
Northern Arizona University

Nathan Nieto's overall focus is the evolution of infectious diseases in wild animals and how that translates into transmitting diseases to humans. His current research looks at ticks that submit Lyme disease and relapsing fever.

Released: 16-Apr-2018 4:55 PM EDT
Astronomer Available to Discuss TESS, Its Likely Contributions to Growing Field of Exoplanets
Northern Arizona University

Astronomer Ty Robinson is available to discuss the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Newswise: U.S. Permafrost Expert Selected to Be Lead Author for Global Report on Cryosphere, Dangers of Its Thawing
Released: 6-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
U.S. Permafrost Expert Selected to Be Lead Author for Global Report on Cryosphere, Dangers of Its Thawing
Northern Arizona University

Ecologist Ted Schuur studies the frozen lands in the Arctic that are thawing as the climate warms, releasing previously captured greenhouse gases into the environment and continuing the cycle.

Newswise: Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery
Released: 15-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery
Northern Arizona University

Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.

Released: 23-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST
Film Expert Available to Discuss Coming Oscar Nominations
Northern Arizona University

Paul Helford, the principal lecturer for creative media and film at Northern Arizona University, is available to discuss the nominations, what they mean for the film world and what nominees are likely to take home the statue.

Newswise: Professor and Students Exploring Previously Undiscovered Archaeological Sites
Released: 10-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Professor and Students Exploring Previously Undiscovered Archaeological Sites
Northern Arizona University

LiDAR technology is helping archaeologists see through the thick jungle to Maya ruins in Belize.

Newswise: Forestry Expert: Western U.S. Faces Similar Threat as Deadly Australian Wildfires
Released: 27-Feb-2009 1:00 PM EST
Forestry Expert: Western U.S. Faces Similar Threat as Deadly Australian Wildfires
Northern Arizona University

The raging Australian wildfires that have killed more than 200 people and destroyed some 1,800 homes over the last few weeks can "absolutely happen in the western United States at any time this year," says forest ecosystem expert Wallace Covington.

Released: 30-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Geophysics and Earthquakes Expert Available for Comment
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.


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