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Faculty Profiles 2004

A Legend in the Planetary Science Community

by Norm Martin Voyager. Galileo. Cassini. To Reta Beebe, NASA’s planetary explorers are like old friends. The NMSU astronomy professor has played a major role in all of NASA’s missions to the giant planets. Beebe’s particular area of expertise is Jupiter, which she began studying in 1969 after earning her Ph.D. in astrophysics from Indiana […]


Increasing New Mexico’s Cotton Yelds through Technology

by Norm Martin It’s a long way from Jinfa Zhang’s high-tech laboratory in Skeen Hall to the billowing cotton fields of New Mexico. But Zhang knows that every day he spends looking at the monitor of a DNA sequencer, he is propelling the state’s farmers to an even better financial position through improved cotton varieties. […]