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From exploring the deepest corners of the universe to reimagining urban heat resilience, University of Arizona expertise in several disciplines generated international headlines in 2022.
Dani DellaGiustina, deputy principal investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission and principal investigator for OSIRIS-APEX, was named to the list for her work to understand the solar system's past, present and future.
Lauretta is principal investigator of the UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission, NASA's premier mission to visit a potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid and bring back a sample.
The extended UArizona-led mission, dubbed OSIRIS-APEX, will study the near-Earth asteroid Apophis, which is expected to have a close encounter with Earth in 2029.