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In this photo, previously unpublished as far as is known, Charlie McGonagal, left, and Pete Anderson, two of the four-man Sourdough Expedition that ascended Denali’s North Peak, are shown in a mislabeled photograph. Photo from UAF Rasmuson Library archive

Newly found photos shed light on 1910 Denali climb

Geophysical Institute
December 2, 2022
An unexpected find in a University of Alaska Fairbanks archive has revealed more information about the oft-debated April 1910 Sourdough...
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UAF Vice Chancellor for Research Nettie La Belle-Hamer and Rep. Bart LeBon. UAF/GI photo by JR Ancheta

Legislature honors Nettie La Belle-Hamer

Geophysical Institute
November 29, 2022
The Alaska Legislature has honored UAF Vice Chancellor for Research Nettie La Belle-Hamer for being recognized by NASA for her contributions to...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System civilian polar-orbiting weather satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Nov. 10, 2022. Photo by United Launch Alliance

Satellite launch means continued timely information for Alaskans

Geophysical Institute
November 11, 2022
Thursday’s launch of an environmental satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California might not register as a...
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Társilo Girona

Geophysical Institute volcanologist receives international honor

Geophysical Institute
November 8, 2022
A University of Alaska Fairbanks volcanologist has received a high honor from the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Társilo Girona...
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 Illustration of NASA astronauts on the lunar South Pole. NASA illustration

Research provides details of possible NASA moon landing sites

Geophysical Institute
October 28, 2022
A University of Alaska Fairbanks postdoctoral researcher has helped NASA better understand two of the possible landing sites for the space agency...
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Mount Edgecumbe rises in the foreground with Crater Ridge behind and to the north on May 19, 2022. Photo by Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory

Research reveals magma activity beneath Mount Edgecumbe

Geophysical Institute
October 20, 2022
Magma beneath long-dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska has been moving upward through Earth’s crust, according to research the...
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The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program near Gakona, Alaska, includes a phased array of 180 high-frequency crossed-dipole antennas spread across 33 acres and capable of radiating 3.6 megawatts into the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Photo courtesy of HAARP

HAARP to begin largest set of experiments at its new observatory

Geophysical Institute
October 17, 2022
Bouncing a signal off the moon. Learning more about a mysterious polar light. Sending a beam to Jupiter. Those are just some of the 13...
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Jesse Atencio, a fabricator in the Geophysical Institute's Machine Shop, shows the new metal 3D printer. Photo by JR Ancheta

Need a precision science tool? New 3D metal printer can do it

Geophysical Institute
October 14, 2022
Mention 3D printing and someone is likely to think about small plastic things such as customized Lego bricks or miniature dinosaurs. 3D printing...
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Scientists on the MOSAiC expedition work among Arctic melt ponds in 2020. Photo by Melinda Webster

Study: Glass microspheres won't save Arctic sea ice

Geophysical Institute
October 5, 2022
A proposal to cover Arctic sea ice with layers of tiny hollow glass spheres about the thickness of one human hair would actually accelerate sea...
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