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New Horizons

New Horizons

Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015.

September 26, 2014 3:47 pm
Young planet

Young planet

This is an artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk similar to the HD106906 system. 

December 06, 2013 4:06 pm
15 HooverDam

15 HooverDam

Lake Mead contained far more water in 1985. But 14 years of drought, particularly the last two, have reduced it considerably.

August 16, 2013 6:24 pm
15 HooverDam

15 HooverDam

By 2010 Lake Mead looked like this. Today it is at 47 percent of capacity.

August 16, 2013 6:25 pm
Images from Voyager I

Images from Voyager I

This rendering provided by NASA shows Voyager 1 at the edge of the solar system. NASA said that the long-running spacecraft has entered a new region at the fringes of the solar system.

March 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Video: Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Video: Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Movie from the Murrumbateman Observatory in Australia of asteroid 2012 DA14 during its close -- but safe -- flyby of Earth. The images were taken around 17:18 UTC (10:18 a.m. Tucson time) on Feb. 15, 2013. Image credit: D. Herald

February 15, 2013 1:24 pmLoading…
Video: Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid

Video: Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid

This movie shows the asteroid 2012 DA14 flying safely by Earth, as seen by the Gingin Observatory in Australia at 9:50 a.m. PST (10:50 a.m. Tucson time), Feb. 15, 2013.

February 15, 2013 1:20 pmLoading…
NASA Hubble's holiday ornament

NASA Hubble's holiday ornament

NASA Hubble's holiday ornament

December 18, 2012 1:07 pm
100 days of science: UA-run camera revealing Mars wonders

100 days of science: UA-run camera revealing Mars wonders

The orbiting HiRISE camera has photographed an array of Mars surface features including these dunes seen in enhanced color.

August 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Curiosity is sending back snapshots

Curiosity is sending back snapshots

One of the first photos shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater where the Curiosity landed. On the horizon is the crater's rim.

August 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Mars-landing mission focus of special talks, viewing here

Mars-landing mission focus of special talks, viewing here

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August 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
LPL's next mission

LPL's next mission

The "Loony lab" is currently directing OSIRIS-Rex, a NASA mission scheduled to launch in 2016, rendezvous with near-Earth asteroid RQ36 and return a sample of it to Earth. 

June 13, 2012 1:54 pm
Catch transit of venus June 5

Catch transit of venus June 5

See the transit of Venus on June 5 or wait 105 years for the next one.

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
UA space scientist's many questions ride aboard Jupiter craft

UA space scientist's many questions ride aboard Jupiter craft

An artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft nearing Jupiter. It's expected to arrive in 2016.

February 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Life found on Mars - geologically speaking

Life found on Mars - geologically speaking

A HiRISE photo shows apparently active gullies in a rock wall with debris at the bottom of the slope.

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Life found on Mars - geologically speaking

Life found on Mars - geologically speaking

Frost and dust flow down a near-vertical icy cliff in the north polar region.

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
NASA activates experimental robot help on space station - say 'Hi' to Robonaut

NASA activates experimental robot help on space station - say 'Hi' to Robonaut

In March, astronaut Scott Kelly posed with the then-inactive Robonaut 2, a humanoid astronaut, aboard the space station. NASA turned on the robot Monday.

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Mars Rover

Mars Rover

This photo released July 19 by NASA shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

August 08, 2011 12:43 pm
UA: Signs of flowing water on Mars ID'd

UA: Signs of flowing water on Mars ID'd

These dark lines that grow and fade seasonally on the surface of Mars may indicate the presence of flowing water on the Red Planet, according to University of Arizona researchers. The 3-D image revealing the tracks was created by an undergraduate student working at the UA’s Lunar and Planeta…

August 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
UA wins $800M NASA contract

UA wins $800M NASA contract

This artist's rendering depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft taking a sample of rocks and dirt from Asteroid 99RQ36 in a so-called "kiss."

May 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Mars was 'recently' habitable planet

Mars was 'recently' habitable planet

This image shows gullies near the edge of Hale crater on southern Mars, which scientists are excited to study because, on Earth, these features usually form through the action of liquid water.

September 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Beads of Courage set to go into space

Beads of Courage set to go into space

Beads like these will head into space today.

May 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Spurned planet Pluto changing its looks, scientists say

Spurned planet Pluto changing its looks, scientists say

This undated handout photo provided by NASA, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the dwarf planet Pluto.The image shows an icy, mottled, dark molasses-colored world undergoing seasonal surface color and brightness changes.

February 05, 2010 11:20 am
Spurned planet Pluto changing its looks, scientists say

Spurned planet Pluto changing its looks, scientists say

This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003. The center disk (180 degrees) has a mysterious bright spot that is unusually rich in carbon monoxide frost.

February 05, 2010 11:15 am
Storm brings wind-whipped floodwaters

Storm brings wind-whipped floodwaters

 

September 13, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
90 days on Mars

90 days on Mars

 

August 28, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
90 days on Mars

90 days on Mars

 

August 28, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Around the nation

Around the nation

 

August 12, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Paragon opens D.C. office

Paragon opens D.C. office

 

August 05, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
No small trouble for Big Sur

No small trouble for Big Sur

 

July 02, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Attacking Mars

Attacking Mars

 

May 22, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Around the nation

Around the nation

 

December 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
She's 'queen of world'

She's 'queen of world'

 

November 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Tucsonan, NASA to chase asteroids

Tucsonan, NASA to chase asteroids

 

September 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Tucsonan, NASA to chase asteroids

Tucsonan, NASA to chase asteroids

 

September 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Going beyond . . .

Going beyond . . .

 

July 31, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Next stop — Europa

Next stop — Europa

 

July 31, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Remembering first moon walk

Remembering first moon walk

 

July 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

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