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Ua's Lunar And Planetary Lab

S. Arizona scientists fare well in budget

President Obama's proposed budget had good and bad news for Tucson-area astronomers and space scientists, most of it anticipated.

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UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

A crowd gathered early Monday in New York's Times Square watches a live stream of Curiosity's landing on Mars.

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UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

The Curiosity lander is seen parachuting toward the surface of Mars and the Gale Crater. The shot was taken by the orbiting HiRISE camera.

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UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

It's a happy and relieved scene at the Spaceflight Operations Facility at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif. Flight Director Keith Comeaux, right, celebrated with Martin Greco after Curiosity signaled a successful landing on Mars Sunday night.

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UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

UA-run HiRISE camera snaps parachuting rover of Mars rover as it lands

HiRISE has done it again. The UA Lunar and Planetary Lab team that operates the high-resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a clear, stunning image of the Mars rover Curiosity descending by parachute toward the surface of Mars on Sunday night.

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