Topic: space

UNLV geoscientist Arya Udry sits in front of her microscope in her office
Research | December 21, 2020
Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.
Image of telescope amidst dark sky
Research | November 4, 2020
UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang contributes to understanding the physical mechanisms of fast radio bursts in three papers published in Nature.
This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying rocks with its robotic arm.
Research | July 6, 2020
Geoscientist Libby Hausrath gives an insider glimpse at her role as one of 15 scientists selected by NASA to work on Mars sample return on the 2020 Rover Mission.
Research | February 14, 2020
UNLV doctoral student Pouya Shojaei among nine selected in NASA collaboration project.
A UNLV student wearing goggles, and one wearing a hat and glasses, stare at materials in a vice.
Research | September 25, 2019
On-campus lab testing materials for NASA Artemis Program’s Orion spacecraft.
petri dish and beakers containing liquids
Research | December 26, 2018
In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.
The Milky Way Galaxy seen over the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array west of Socorro, New Mexico.
Research | December 12, 2018
Astrophysicists discover a large population of potential young planets in distant solar systems.
image of moon orbits
Research | September 18, 2018
UNLV astrophysicists ponder "reservoirs of life" on the moons of planets expelled by their hosts and drifting through the galaxy.
two stars in space
Research | July 2, 2018
To go further and faster than anything before, the Breakthrough Starshot mission will rely on unproven technology.
UNLV engineering students
Campus News | December 27, 2017
News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.
Alyssa Crittenden
Research | December 26, 2017
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Frank Cucinotta
Research | June 5, 2017
New predictive model shows radiation from cosmic rays extends from damaged to otherwise healthy “bystander” cells, effectively doubling cancer risk.