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Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Computer generated image of objects in Earth orbit. Approximately 95 percent of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris (i.e., not functional satellites).

Arizona Astronomers Track Piece Of Falling Space Junk

Refuse from space mission will make fiery descent over the Indian Ocean Thursday

UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients

Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.

Alfred McEwen, Principal Investigator for HiRISE, speaks about the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

AZ WEEK: Exploring Mars on Silver Screen, in UA Research

University of Arizona's connection to planetary science dates to dawn of Space Age.

The Art of Paying Attention: Javelinas

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a peaceful front yard encounter with an infamous desert marauder.

Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft nearing dwarf planet Ceres

Tucson Researchers Plan Next Space Exploration Missions

Two projects aimed at Venus, three target asteroids; all add to solar system knowledge.

Dark streaks are evidence of water flowing on surface of Mars, UA and other scientists say.

'Strongest Evidence' Mars Has Water, UA Scientist, Others Say

UA's HiRISE imaging equipment captured information leading to conclusion.

Tucson Residents Focus on the Moon, Celebrate Science

Groups encourage residents to "look up and be inspired."

Arizona Spotlight for September 4, 2015

The psychology of everyday sounds; "That Desert Sound" celebrates the Tucson music scene of the 1980s; using Tucson to study the geography of global change; capturing the beauty and intensity of monsoon lightning on film.

EPA Waterways Rule Put on Hold in Arizona

Federal judge sides with suing states on injunction request

Bighorn sheep in Santa Catalina Mountains.

Answer to What Killed Bighorn Sheep in Santa Catalinas

Untreatable Illness has caused severe losses in herds throughout Western states.

Jeffrey Silvertooth, PhD, addresses people who are learning more about agriculture.

Group Helps Grow Interest in Agriculture, Gardening and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.

Arizona Spotlight for July 31, 2015

The Tucson Museum of Art displays work from refugee artists who are part of The Owl and Panther Project; space scientist Chris Impey looks "Beyond"; and Beth Surdut faces off with an angry raptor in "The Art of Paying Attention".

The control room where a Titan II missile would have been launched from. The room was staffed by at least two people at all times from when the site went online until it was decommissioned, but had spots for all four crew members to work from.

Southern Arizona's Titan Missile Museum: Cold War History

Staff sees one-of-a-kind site as a chance to ensure future generations learn of nuclear war threat.

This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water -- an essential ingredient for life as we know it -- to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths."

Whipple Observatory Supplied Data for Planet Discovery

First near-earth-size planet in habitable zone

Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

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