Sunday, May 29, 2011

UA planetary science leads in research citations

The University of Arizona is the top ranked research university for planetary exploration with regard to citations in the scientific literature, according to an analysis on

Currently, the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is actively involved in five spacecraft missions: Cassini; the Phoenix Mars Lander; the HiRISE camera orbiting Mars; the MESSENGER mission to Mercury and OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. sample return mission to an asteroid, which was just selected by NASA.

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