November 28th, 2010

Mars Images from University of Arizona HiRISE Project Tucson Citizen

Thousands of images of Mars are available from the University of Arizona’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), see here. This catalogue contains 16,784 images. When you click on the image, you also get an explanation for the photo.
You can also view photos by Themes where the photos are grouped by process such as volcanic action, aeolian (wind), and fluvial (water) forms.

October 10th, 2005

UA zooms in on Mars with HiRISE camera Tucson Citizen

A new public exhibit, including a full-scale mock-up of the highest resolution camera ever sent into orbit, is nearing completion in the operations center of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment mission to Mars. The real 120-pound HiRISE camera, streaking toward Mars since its Aug. 12 launch from Cape Canaveral, is expected to reach the red planet in March, said Lorretta McKibben, public outreach coordinator for HiRISE, housed in the Sonett Space Sciences Building at the University of Arizona.

April 22nd, 2004

Biosphere 2 awaits new life Tucson Citizen

Here’s something to remember as we observe Earth Day today. There’s just one. “At present, there is no demonstrated alternative to maintaining the viability of Earth,” said Joel E. Cohen, a populations professor at The Rockefeller University in New York City. “Despite its mysteries and hazards, Earth remains the only known home that can sustain life.” Arizona was host to the grandest experiment to re-create a piece of Earth: Biosphere 2. And the experiment failed.

February 10th, 2004

Op/Ed: Teen Columnist: Rovers land on Mars, have major impact here Tucson Citizen

When Spirit landed on Mars last month, bouncing into a perfect landing to the cheers of NASA scientists, the world did something surprising: it noticed. And I decided to take senior year calculus. It wasn’t the most thrilling decision of my life. But I’ll need a calculus course on my college applications if I want to study astrobiology after high school. Despite my reluctance to take on senioritis and math simultaneously, you could say I was inspired. I’m not the only one.

October 6th, 2003

UA alum aims high: red planet Tucson Citizen

Photo submitted Bernie Seery never lost his focus on the space program. University of Arizona graduate Bernie Seery wasn’t yet a teenager when he set his sights on the space program. “I’m one of those that knew what he wanted to do when he was 12,” Seery said. “I was always fascinated by science, and I was intrigued by the Apollo program.” Now, as a rising star with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the 49-year-old former Tucsonan is helping pave the way for what may still seem a child’s dream job – being an astronaut bound for Mars.