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Dante Lauretta

Life evolved after planets formed

Life evolved after planets formed

Asteroids and comets may have provided the spark but life needs a planet or moon to evolve.

January 31, 2015 7:13 pmLoading…
Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

OSIRIS-REx will catch up to Asteroid Bennu in 2018, return sample to Earth.

November 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

OSIRIS-REx will grab a piece of an asteroid; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will explore the mysteries of the universe.

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Tucson techie entrepreneurs drop anchor at Pirate Mansion

Tucson techie entrepreneurs drop anchor at Pirate Mansion

A pirate’s skull-and-bones flag peeks above a cement-block wall in a residential neighborhood just north of the University of Arizona campus.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OSIRIS-REx begins its countdown to launch

The NASA asteroid-sample return mission being led by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab is less than three years away.

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Meteor samples donated to UA lab

A trio of rock hunters have donated two fingernail-sized samples of the meteor that blazed across Nevada and California last month to the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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