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OSIRIS-REx’s asteroid tag historic moment for NASA
The mission's principal investigator discusses the next steps.
Preliminary data suggests OSIRIS-REx sample event a success
The first pictures back from the asteroid Bennu have been welcomed as good news by mission scientists.
OSIRIS-REx touches an asteroid
The UA-led project is a first for NASA.
Nobel committee cites UA astronomy breakthrough in prize award
Nobel Prize-winners in physics built on the success of the Event Horizon imaging project.
Trio of Mars missions to follow OSIRIS-REx on space exploration calendar
Planetary spacecraft from three countries are en route to the Red Planet.
OSIRIS-REx closing in on asteroid sampling attempt
The UA-backed mission is one week away from its crucial maneuver.
Interplanetary visitor sweeps past Earth
Bright Neowise comet surprises space scientists in Tucson.
Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”
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Hubble space telescope marks 30 years of exploration
The space science landmark received help from the University of Arizona.
OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid
The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.
Tucsonan recalls historic Apollo 13 rescue mission
Space scientist helped NASA plot the astronauts' emergency route home.
Star Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming has the attention of UA astronomer
If the star goes “supernova,” Narsi Anugu says it will provide a boost the field of astronomy.
First full geologic map of Titan reveals moon of varied landscapes
An author says the findings call for a new mission to the large moon of Saturn.
UA prof giving public talk on dark matter in Spanish
Graduate students had the idea to host a lecture for Spanish speakers.
Scientist warns of tons of orbiting space junk, with more on the way
The debris is a byproduct of things we take for granted in our way life, Al Anzaldua says.
UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation
Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.
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