Navajo family wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seven local and national Indigenous community leaders are working as ambassadors with ASU's College of Health Solutions, advising the college on ways to strengthen its commitment to Indigenous health. “The only way to know how to help communities is to ask them what they need,” says Dean Deborah Helitzer.

 

This year, NASA is observing the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. One of its instruments is the Thermal Emission Imaging System, or THEMIS — a dual camera system that takes both visual and infrared images — led by Regents Professor Philip Christensen. To commemorate the anniversary, the ASU THEMIS team compiled images of craters, canyons and more, taken in both day and nighttime. Learn more about what you're looking at here, as well as Christensen's top five list of discoveries from the 20 years of data. 

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