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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…

Meteorite hunters changing direction in search of space rocks

Scientists and meteorite hunters are revising their search area after a fireball passed over the Tucson area earlier in the week.

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Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is epicenter of meteorite strike, rock hunt

Tucson is the epicenter of a meteorite hunt after a shower of space rocks landed north of the city Tuesday night.

December 11, 2013 2:44 pm Photos

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Join the world in looking at the moon from the University of Arizona campus

Join the world in looking at the moon from the University of Arizona campus

International Observe the Moon Night will be celebrated with telescopes, talks and a laser-light show.

October 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Calling all lunatics

Calling all lunatics

International Observe the Moon Night is Saturday

October 10, 2013 12:36 pmLoading…

Two Tucson researchers get NASA awards to turn sci-fi into real thing

Tucson-based researchers have won two of the 12 awards NASA gives annually to turn science-fiction concepts into reality.

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Arizona scientists ID Vesta as source of vital asteroids

The Dawn spacecraft's recent visit to the giant "proto-planet" Vesta verified that it is the source of many hydrogen-rich asteroids that fell to Earth.

September 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Dawn spacecraft confirms Vesta is a protoplanet

Dawn spacecraft confirms Vesta is a protoplanet

As suspected, Vesta is no mere asteroid.

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Institute gives students a look at real research

Institute gives students a look at real research

Omani Patchell, 12, left, examined a meteor during a Planetary Science Institute presentation on meteors from Antarctica at the Tucson Waldorf School on Friday. The institute started giving meteor presentations in Tucson schools this week.

January 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Institute gives students a look at real research

Institute gives students a look at real research

When Samone Sims grows up, she might want to be an astronaut, or maybe a scientist who studies meteors.

January 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson group has evidence of big, ancient lake on Mars

Tucson group has evidence of big, ancient lake on Mars

A mapping project by Tucson's Planetary Science Institute suggests the possibility that a large lake existed on Mars between 3.5 and 4.5 billion years ago.

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