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NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

Development comes just as National Science Foundation was looking to cut ties.

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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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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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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. 

August 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
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 scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

This week’s big pulse of water into the long-parched Colorado River Delta will be one of the most studied water releases ever.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

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Researchers forgo the holiday for a look at comet's slingshot around the sun

The sun-grazing comet could come back brighter than ever or fizzle out completely

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Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

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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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University of Arizona astronomers see more clearly than ever

University of Arizona astronomers see more clearly than ever

By taking the twinkle out of starlight, the team produced the clearest images ever taken.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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Shuttle Endeavour to fly over Tucson on Thursday

Shuttle Endeavour to fly over Tucson on Thursday

The space shuttle that flew on NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight is expected to make an appearance Thursday in the skies over Tucson as it heads to its final home in California.

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NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

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Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

WASHINGTON — Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

July 23, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…

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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