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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.

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.

Rare 'Blood Super Moon' Coming in Lunar Eclipse

Many lunar coincidences contribute to what astronomers say will be stunning night sky Sunday.

Tucson Residents Focus on the Moon, Celebrate Science

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

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

New Horizons Arrives At Target Pluto

Scientists look for new discoveries about dwarf planet, Artists seek "human connection" to Pluto

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.

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 EspaƱol" 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Gold Nugget Stolen from UA Flandrau Planetarium

It is valued at $30,000, university police dept. urges people with information to come forward.

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