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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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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.

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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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UA hosts art show exploring beauty in science

UA hosts art show exploring beauty in science

Art and science meet up at exhibit at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab.

October 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Xtronauts fill gaps in NASA's education funding

Xtronauts fill gaps in NASA's education funding

Dante Lauretta: NASA missions should inspire future scientists.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

NASA flight gives Pluto its close-up

A 2015 mission will add to enthusiasm for the recently demoted "dwarf."

September 27, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Gabrielle Giffords: I'm still fighting

Gabrielle Giffords: I'm still fighting

Giffords spoke at the YWCA of Tucson's Women's Leadership Conference.

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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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Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

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Well, yes, it is rocket science — which doesn’t faze UA teams

Well, yes, it is rocket science — which doesn’t faze UA teams

Rocket scientists took the top awards at the 2014 Engineering Design Day this week at the University of Arizona.

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Finally — NASA's Kepler finds an Earth-sized planet in the 'Goldilocks zone'

Finally — NASA's Kepler finds an Earth-sized planet in the 'Goldilocks zone'

It's not too hot to boil away water, nor too cold to totally freeze it — but whether it's 'just right,' we may never know.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Early aviation history

Early aviation history

"Boy, they really flew by wire," Astronaut John Glenn quipped as he checks over the control wires of the full scale model of the Wright Brothers first powered aircraft, Dec. 17, 1963, Kitty Hawk, N.C. The model was presented at ceremonies in observance of the 69th Anniversary of powered flig…

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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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UA hits the space sciences trifecta in research

Researchers winning fellowships named for Sagan, Einstein and Hubble will study at the Department of Astronomy and the Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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Scientists from around the world exchange ideas on space exploration at Oro Valley conference

Astrobiologists hope an array of new telescopes and space missions, combined with technological leaps, will lead to evidence of life on exoplanets.

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University of Arizona findings light a fire under Europa mission

University of Arizona findings light a fire under Europa mission

The ice-covered ocean of Jupiter's moon is the prime spot to look for life in our solar system, they say.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A black-and-white look at the Red Planet

A French designer has created the first art book of HiRISE camera images of Mars

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'Astrophysicist' title could mean better job prospects

The University of Arizona's astronomy graduate students hope to persuade their department, their college and the Board of Regents to acknowledge them as astrophysicists as well as astronomers.

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