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Beyond Our Solar System, Too Many Worlds To Name

Tucson-based scientist looks back on 20 years of interplanetary discoveries.

Gerard Kuiper (second from left) with NASA engineers 1964

UA Astronomy Pioneer Kuiper's Work Still Relevant Today

He advanced US space exploration in the 1960s, including moon crash landing.

UA-Built Cameras Ready for OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Three-camera suite will aid in mission's goal of asteroid soil sample.

A computer-generated image of LSST's location on Cerro Pachón in Chile. (Image by Todd Mason, Mason Productions Inc./LSST Corporation)

Unique Telescope Destined for South America Started at UA

Mirrors inside Large Synoptic Survey Telescope being assembled in Chile were built in Tucson.

NASA Introduces Plan to Sample Asteroid Boulder

Mission would be challenge for UA Lunar And Planetary scientists.

University of Arizona Scientists Await First Close-Up Photos of Dwarf Planet

Unmanned Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres will capture the photos

New Projector at Flandrau Planetarium Enhances Views of Space

New system takes viewers on soaring journeys through solar system, galaxy, stars, asteroids in 3D.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

Ukraine Crisis, Other Global Politics Imperil OSIRIS-REx Mission

Team plans to use rocket which runs on a Russian-made engine; Canadian government funding couldn't be secured.

Demonstration video of OSIRIS-REx.

UA's Asteroid Mission: Touching Example of Space Exploration

OSIRIS REx will examine the asteroid Bennu and bring back a sample to Earth by 2023; launches in 2016.

Edward Beshore, Deputy Principal Investigator for OSIRIS REx Mission, discusses the dangers Earth faces from space objects.

OSIRIS REx Moves From Planning Phase to Fabrication

Latest NASA project for the UA is one step closer to launch; its ultimate goal is bringing back a piece of an asteroid to Earth.

Mark Candy, collections manager at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, gives insight and history of the Mineral Museum.

UA Mineral Museum Receives Its Largest Donation Ever

The collection will help create database used for non-destructive sampling technology.

Learning From Asteroids Pummeling Mars

UA HiRISE camera documents space-rock strikes on red planet

An update on the sample return mission of the OSIRIS REx Asteroid.

UA Mission Will Touch Asteroid

Watch AZ illustrated Science tonight, 6:30, PBS 6

Dr. Roger Angel, Director of the UA Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, discusses using the Labs highly concentrating solar mirrors to bring down the cost of generating solar electricity.

Energetic Focus on the Sun

Mirror technology could be a big boon to solar energy in AZ

Flandrau Monsoon Exhibit Explains Summer Weather

A trip to the science center reaveals Monsoon secrets

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