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UA expert to talk on potential for non-Earth life

UA expert to talk on potential for non-Earth life

We haven't exhausted our search for life in our own solar system.

February 21, 2015 7:04 pmLoading…
Calm fire, explosive warning at Huachuca

Calm fire, explosive warning at Huachuca

Prescribed fires above Fort Huachuca's gunnery ranges serve several purposes.

February 18, 2015 5:00 pm Video Photos

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Ceres in sharper focus

Ceres in sharper focus

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is still 52,000 miles from dwarf planet Ceres, but its features are beginning to reveal themselves.

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NSF director says science needs more support

NSF director says science needs more support

NSF Director France Córdova would like her agency to fund a third of the proposals it receives.

February 16, 2015 7:36 pmLoading…
Talkin' 'bout love

Talkin' 'bout love

Psychologist David Sbarra (left) and pianist Paula Fan chat before presenting their psychological and musical take on relationships on Valentine's Day at the University of Arizona Book Store.

February 15, 2015 12:40 pm
Lots to learn at UA, all tuition-free

Lots to learn at UA, all tuition-free

A week of attending UA lectures produces a Ph.D in general knowledge.

February 15, 2015 8:00 am Photos

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UA scientists have eyes on Europa

UA scientists have eyes on Europa

Four teams from the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory are vying to build instruments for NASA's Europa Clipper.

February 15, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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'Life in the Universe' lecture series continues Monday

'Life in the Universe' lecture series continues Monday

UA biologist to talk about interactions that lead to complex organisms.

February 14, 2015 7:34 pmLoading…
Augmented reality at the Playground

Augmented reality at the Playground

Michelle Martin, a UA senior in physiology and Africana Studies, demonstrates the augmented-reality tour her study-abroad class created in Paris.

February 14, 2015 5:39 pm
UA Humanities prof embraces hi-tech

UA Humanities prof embraces hi-tech

Augmented reality demo brings 1920s Paris to a downtown bar.

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Science and exercise

Science and exercise

The view from Tumamoc Hill is enchanting; the news from it is somewhat alarming.

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Life is more than a roll of the dice

Life is more than a roll of the dice

Evolution follows chemical and physical rules, but chance still has a role.

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A week's worth of intellectual stimulation

A week's worth of intellectual stimulation

UA researchers offer a smorgasbord of easily digestible knowledge this week.

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'Life in Universe' series turns to earthly matters

'Life in Universe' series turns to earthly matters

Audiences have heard from astronomer, planetary scientist. Monday, the biologists take over.

February 07, 2015 7:42 pmLoading…

Sleep science, pizza, forests, beer

Tuesday, February 17, 6:00pm

February 06, 2015 10:00 am
Dawn is getting closer to Ceres

Dawn is getting closer to Ceres

NASA released the clearest images ever taken of Ceres, queen of the astroid belt, on Thursday.

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NASA 's latest photo of Pluto

NASA 's latest photo of Pluto

The view of Pluto and its giant moon Charon will improve as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft gets much closer this summer.NASA released this image on Feb. 4, the birthday of Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh.

February 04, 2015 3:33 pmLoading…
Planet or not: Pluto may settle issue this year

Planet or not: Pluto may settle issue this year

Happy Birthday to Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the demoted planet.

February 04, 2015 10:00 am Video Photos

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Nicknamed 'Dr. Death,' forensic anthropologist Walter Birkby dies

Nicknamed 'Dr. Death,' forensic anthropologist Walter Birkby dies

Birkby helped crack some of Tucson's toughest homicide cases.

February 03, 2015 12:00 pm Video Photos

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Life evolved after planets formed

Life evolved after planets formed

Asteroids and comets may have provided the spark but life needs a planet or moon to evolve.

January 31, 2015 7:13 pmLoading…
New images of Ceres hint at interesting features

New images of Ceres hint at interesting features

'Tantalizing' photos whet appetites for pictures to come.

January 27, 2015 7:58 pm Photos

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Go listen to a genius

Go listen to a genius

MacArthur Foundation fellows are featured in a series of talks

January 27, 2015 3:12 pmLoading…
Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Tucson scientists will interpret features of the dwarf planet and possibly a subsurface ocean.

January 26, 2015 8:15 pm Photos

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Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Brother Guy says he won't answer the question 'What is Life?' in his opening lecture.

January 24, 2015 7:55 pmLoading…
Artists explore asteroid

Artists explore asteroid

Art students created a mural celebrating the UA-led NASA mission.

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UA lecture series explores life in the universe

UA lecture series explores life in the universe

How did life develop here and does it exist on the thousands of discovered planets and the billions of undiscovered ones in the cosmos?

January 17, 2015 11:45 pm Photos

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UA astronomer's team discovers possibly habitable planet

UA astronomer's team discovers possibly habitable planet

Once-crippled Kepler Space Telescope has new life as finder of nearby exoplanets.

January 16, 2015 10:00 pm Photos

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Researcher used fire to illuminate history of Southwest

Researcher used fire to illuminate history of Southwest

Tom Swetnam parlayed his love of wild places into an academic career.  

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

'Cosmic ballet' captured by NOAO-operated observatory in Chile

Astronomers trying to figure out how galaxies interact.

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Tucson was consistently warmer than normal in 2014

Tucson was consistently warmer than normal in 2014

Wildflowers bloomed in January. Gila monsters emerged months early.

January 01, 2015 6:30 pm Photos

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Prize-winning code at UA simulates astro-blast

Prize-winning code at UA simulates astro-blast

UA grad student uses technology of video games to re-create galaxy formation.

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Tucson forecast: no snow, no chestnut roasting

Tucson forecast: no snow, no chestnut roasting

Historically and realistically, we don't expect a white Christmas in Tucson.

December 23, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

December 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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UA's Mirror Lab's name will honor $20M donor

UA's Mirror Lab's name will honor $20M donor

Gift goes toward school's involvement in the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

December 15, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Dark-sky group: Blue light not so special

Dark-sky group: Blue light not so special

Some LEDs cause sky glow and disrupt biology, association says.

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Asteroid danger overhyped, some experts say

Asteroid danger overhyped, some experts say

Claims of group pushing to find killer space rocks are challenged.

December 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson winter feels more like invincible summer

Tucson winter feels more like invincible summer

Unless December turns frigid, Tucson is headed for its warmest year on record.

December 01, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Introducing the 'Astro Gallery' series

Introducing the 'Astro Gallery' series

These images are cool for a lot of reasons.

November 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

Development comes just as National Science Foundation was looking to cut ties.

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Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

OSIRIS-REx will catch up to Asteroid Bennu in 2018, return sample to Earth.

November 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Despite cooling, Tucson on pace for record warmth

Despite cooling, Tucson on pace for record warmth

NWS: Year expected to be warmest on record.

November 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Jesuit astronomer confesses youthful error

Jesuit astronomer confesses youthful error

Brother Guy Consolmagno challenges his own findings about the giant asteroid Vesta.

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Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

NASA's first mission to Pluto will begin sending images to Earth early next year.

November 13, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Scientists meeting in Tucson cheer colleagues' comet landing

Scientists meeting in Tucson cheer colleagues' comet landing

Many in attendance have close ties to the historic Rosetta mission.

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Comet landing cheers scientists

Comet landing cheers scientists

European Space Agency's historic landing on a comet provides "ground truthing" for a wealth of data already collected.

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2 at UA point planet hunters to young star

2 at UA point planet hunters to young star

They identify a bigger, younger analog to our solar system.

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Staring into space was never this fun

Staring into space was never this fun

Two talks this week on the UA campus bring astronomy to the general public.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pair leaves Paragon to join space tourism business

Pair leaves Paragon to join space tourism business

Biospherians Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter hope to help new business take off.

November 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Election 2014

Election 2014

Del Strunk and friends at McSally headquarters. He's hoping for a "clean sweep."

November 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Election 2014

Election 2014

Mark Spear and his dark horse candidate "undervote" at the Pima GOP party.

November 04, 2014 7:45 pm

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