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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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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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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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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…
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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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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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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Bold plan goes for asteroid 'gold'

There may be space rocks loaded with platinum and gold, but mundane elements may be the real moneymakers in space, said Mark Sykes, CEO and director of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.

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