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Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Tucson scientists will interpret features of the dwarf planet and possibly a subsurface ocean.

January 26, 2015 8:15 pm Photos

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Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Brother Guy says he won't answer the question 'What is Life?' in his opening lecture.

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'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

Astronomers trying to figure out how galaxies interact.

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Prize-winning code at UA simulates astro-blast

Prize-winning code at UA simulates astro-blast

UA grad student uses technology of video games to re-create galaxy formation.

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UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

December 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

NASA's first mission to Pluto will begin sending images to Earth early next year.

November 13, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Staring into space was never this fun

Staring into space was never this fun

Two talks this week on the UA campus bring astronomy to the general public.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo

Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo

Expo to  draw thousands of amateur astronomers this weekend.

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NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

NASA's Halloween photo of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter shows a moon shadow on the giant planet's Great Red Spot.

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View today's partial solar eclipse safely

View today's partial solar eclipse safely

Events at the University of Arizona and Pima College will allow you to view the eclipse without harming your eyes.

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Safely view partial eclipse of the sun

Safely view partial eclipse of the sun

The partial eclipse next Thursday will be visible from much of the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, it will not be a total eclipse, which is much rarer and much more spectacular.

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Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

It may no longer be the national observatory, but its biggest telescopes have landed new scientific projects.

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'Lonesome' Fomalhaut signals autumn's arrival

'Lonesome' Fomalhaut signals autumn's arrival

Fomalhaut is the 18th brightest star in the sky.

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Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Unless you're enough of an lunar fanatic to wake up at 3 a.m., a total eclipse of the moon will occur while you are sleeping tomorrow morning.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

If you rise any time before dawn, go outside for a look.

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UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

"Big science" doesn't come cheap. Unidentified donor gives $20 million for Chile project.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Fall arrives next week, and Mars is moving eastward.

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Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

The Nicaragua explosion claim was intriguing to asteroid watchers.

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At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

At Flandrau, it's farewell Hector; hello Full Dome

New star projector ain't much to look at, but sure can project.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

Mercury is reasonably bright, but difficult to see so close to the sun.

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