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Observatories Team Up to Reveal Rare Double Asteroid

Observatories Team Up to Reveal Rare Double Asteroid

New observations by three of the world’s largest radio telescopes have revealed that an asteroid discovered last year is actually two objects, each about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbiting each other. Near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was discovered with observations provided by the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey…

Did the Chicxulub Asteroid Cause Earth’s Thermometer to Spike?

Did the Chicxulub Asteroid Cause Earth’s Thermometer to Spike?

When the Chicxulub asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, the event drove an abrupt and long-lasting era of global warming, a new study reports. The results , published in the May 25 issue of Science, suggest that the asteroid impact caused a rapid temperature increase of 5 degrees Celsius…

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the University of Alaska will reduce tuition rates by 25 percent in selected Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. As an example, the 2018-2019 lower division course tuition is currently $212 per credit, with the tuition reduction, the cost would be $159 per…

First Dogs in the Americas Arrived from Siberia, Disappeared after European Contact

First Dogs in the Americas Arrived from Siberia, Disappeared after European Contact

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study reported in the journal Science offers an enhanced view of the origins and ultimate fate…

Kilauea Volcano Provides Hot Research Opportunities

Kilauea Volcano Provides Hot Research Opportunities

Though Kilauea Volcano is more than 3,000 miles away, researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are helping…

New Study Questions when the Brown Bear Became Extinct in Britain

New Study Questions when the Brown Bear Became Extinct in Britain

New research provides insights into the extinction of Britain’s largest native carnivore. The study – ‘The Presence of…

FAA and UAF Spark Interest in Drones at Camp

FAA and UAF Spark Interest in Drones at Camp

Twenty-one middle school students built, learned how to operate and took home their own small unmanned aircraft at…

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station

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