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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.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly carbon dioxide

LOS ANGELES — The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases.

July 18, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

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…

July 03, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

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…

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.

September 19, 2012 7:12 pm Related Loading…

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