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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…

April 16, 2014 9:34 am
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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UA presents a free science education, not to mention pizza, beer and movies

UA presents a free science education, not to mention pizza, beer and movies

Explore the cosmos, visit the rain forest and learn the secret of happiness in a series of scientific lectures this fall.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Don't flip out about the sun

Don't flip out about the sun

The sun's activity is well below historical levels and could be headed even lower. 

August 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA still doesn’t know exactly how water gushed into the helmet and suit of a spacewalking astronaut.

July 16, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Ocean satellite dies after 11-year mission

PASADENA, Calif. — Jason-1, a satellite that for more than a decade precisely tracked rising sea levels across a vast sweep of ocean and helped forecasters make better weather and climate predictions, has ended its useful life after circling the globe more than 53,500 times, NASA announced W…

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NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.

June 07, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
NASA telescope’s planet-hunting days may be over

NASA telescope’s planet-hunting days may be over

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing a mission that opened up whole new possibilities on life outside the solar system.

May 15, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

S. Arizona scientists fare well in budget

President Obama's proposed budget had good and bad news for Tucson-area astronomers and space scientists, most of it anticipated.

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NASA wants to corral an asteroid

WASHINGTON — It’s been a while since NASA’s been known as a place for space cowboys.

April 05, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Close shave with asteroid won't be visible from Tucson

You won't be able to see the asteroid that will streak by Earth at a close but safe distance today.

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Big asteroid will come close - but miss us

Big asteroid will come close - but miss us

An asteroid about the size of the one that created Arizona's Meteor Crater will whiz by Earth on Feb. 15, getting closer to us than some of our orbiting communications satellites.

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