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Arizona scientists confirm Pluto has an atmosphere

Arizona scientists confirm Pluto has an atmosphere

New Horizons flyby will provide more data.

July 09, 2015 7:43 pm Photos

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NASA craft could clear up Ceres, Pluto riddles

NASA craft could clear up Ceres, Pluto riddles

New images give sharper focus to giant asteroid; reveal Pluto and its known moons. 

May 17, 2015 5:00 pm Video Photos

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UA astronomer makes NASA's photo of the day

UA astronomer makes NASA's photo of the day

He enjoys clearest view of a celestial object the human eye's ever seen.

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Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Astronaut Thomas Stafford, left, and Donald Slayton, Director of Flight Crew Operations, puff on big cigars and applaud as the Apollo 13 made a successful splashdown, April 17, 1970, Houston, Tex. Other members of the Mission Control teams surround the console. (AP Photo)

April 15, 2015 11:53 am
Rocket launch responsible for Tucson's pink cloud

Rocket launch responsible for Tucson's pink cloud

A rocket launched at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday in New Mexico.

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Kelly twins have right stuff for NASA study

Kelly twins have right stuff for NASA study

Mark and Scott Kelly are examining the effects of prolonged space travel.

February 02, 2015 7:06 pm Photos

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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.

November 13, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
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.

October 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

September 09, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
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

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…

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.

October 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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