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Shaunna Morrison, University of Arizona Ph.D Student, discusses her recent discovery of beach sands on Mars.

UA Doctorate Student First to Identify Minerals on Mars Surface

What they have is basaltic sand, made from eroded lava, similar in composition to sand found here on earth in places such as Hawaii.

The dome of a telescope at the UA Sky Center campus on Mount Lemmon.

Program Brings K-12 Children to Mt. Lemmon for Science Learning

UA Science Sky School uses area as an outdoor classroom for intensive, hands-on science education.

Slideshow: Making the World's Most Accurate Eyes

Images from deep inside the UA Mirror Lab shows telescope optics in various stages of production

Full Interview: Laird Close On Clearing Up Blurry Objects

Lead UA scientist for groundbreaking MagAO optics system says high-resoluation images already surprising astronomers

Mirror Lab In High Production

Optics being created simultaneously for three separate major telescope projects

UA Researchers Help Develop New Optics System for Telescopes

New type of camera developed takes the clearest images ever of distant celestial objects.

Perseids Meteor shower

ASU to Get Piece of Meteorite

Will study fragment of 4-5 billion-year-old object that exploded over California last year

UA Researcher Collaborating on Astronaut Health

Multi-institutional study will investigate the infectious disease risks to crews during spaceflight.

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.

Adam Block, manager of the UA-operated Mount Lemmon Sky Center, talks about the PanStarrs Comet which he was able to photograph.

Asteroid, Meteor, Comet?

Telling Space Bodies Apart

Sequestration Impact on Science Uncertain

Questions remain over how budget cuts will affect UA research

Learning From Asteroids Pummeling Mars

UA HiRISE camera documents space-rock strikes on red planet

Restoring A Piece of Astronomy History

Lowell Observatory turning to public for help funding refurbishments of 117-year old Clark Telescope

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

Adam Block, manager of the UA-operated Mount Lemmon Sky Center, talks about the PanStarrs Comet which he was able to photograph.

2013: Year of the Comet

Scientists are excited about astronomical opportunities

Spotting Pan-STARRS

Comet visible in western sky just after sunset tonight

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