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Arizona Spotlight for July 3rd, 2015

Exploring the planet Pluto as never before; land and sea survival training tests Air Force pilots' mettle; monsoon love for toads, tarantulas, and tortoises; and A Book I Love.

Mirror blank construction at the University of Arizona Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

UA Making Biggest Mirrors for World's Biggest Telescope

Earthbound Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than Hubble.

Coming in July: Dwarf Planet Pluto, Up Close and Personal

Flagstaff eagerly awaits distant dwarf planet coming into sight of long-traveling space probe.

Tucson Technology to Photograph Jupiter's Moon

University of Arizona researchers' instruments win ride aboard journey to Europa

Arizona Spotlight for May 1st, 2015

"Now en Español" tells how five Latina actresses became "Desperate Housewives" in Spanish; MacArthur Fellow Olivier Guyon searches the stars for distant planets; "I Dream in Widescreen" showcases student films; San Ysidro Festival revives old traditions.

UA Optical Scientist Explores Universe For Exoplanets

MacArthur Fellow Olivier Guyon is leading the search for Earth-like worlds outside our solar system.

Hubble Space Telescope Marks 25 Years in Space

University of Arizona scientists mark historic launch of groundbreaking telescope

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.

The San Pedro River flows through Sierra Vista.

Study Tracks Light Pollution in San Pedro River Valley

Researchers to examine effects of artificial light on on animal migration patterns

L-o-o-o-ng Distance Conversation Between Astronaut Twins

Mark Kelly, in Tucson, speaks with Scott Kelly, aboard International Space Station.

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


Will We Soon be Mining the Moon?

UA Scientists say private concerns are seeking ways to get there, but the practicality of it may be far-fetched.

Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope.

UA Gets $20M to Help Build World's Largest Telescope

Scottsdale businessman's donation will help pay for 8 mirrors for instrument to be installed in Chilean mountains.

University of Arizona Teams Up to Capture Better Images of Night Sky

UA, partners will take control of world's second largest infrared telescope.

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

Public Can Submit Messages for OSIRIS-REx Digital Time Capsule

Submissions will be placed on microchip aboard spacecraft to fly to asteroid, back.

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