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UA students prepare to put their own cubesat into space

The cereal box-sized "CatSat" will transmit data to UA's Biosphere 2.

Evening Under the Stars

Visit the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association’s exclusive Dark Sky site for a very special “Evening Under the Stars.”

Scientists are taking a closer look at Saturn's moon Enceladus

The ice moon spouts geysers of water that could harbor basics for extraterrestrial life.

Winter solstice: Why isn't the shortest day of the year in the deepest part of winter?

It may be the day with the fewest hours of sunshine for the global north, but there is another source of heat to consider.

UA scientists still learning from Apollo 17 rocks 50 years ago

University of Arizona lunar scientists are still discovering details from the last manned moon mission's rocks.

The Buzz: Winter Solstice Celebrations

The importance of the shortest day of the year in cultures around the world.

Researcher theorizes ancient Mars underwent climate change disaster

An article suggests life on the Red Planet doomed itself and altered the environment.

University of Arizona asteroid hunters celebrate success of DART mission

Spacewatch has used UA telescopes to search for near-Earth asteroids since the 1980s.

Super Earths are out there

Scientists find most exoplanets they have discovered are similar to our home world.

First-ever 'Oracle Dark Sky Cultural Festival' is this week

Residents embrace the economic boost to the town.

True Concord Voices & Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.

NASA sets up collision with far-away asteroid

The DART mission will test whether Earth-fired weapons might someday push world-threatening objects off course.

Ground-based telescopes need love, too

Research continues quietly atop S. Arizona mountains while the Webb space telescope makes headlines.

James Webb Telescope scientists dive into interstellar study

Astronomers are beginning to settle into a routine of regular research assignments.

University of Arizona graduate tracks satellite constellations for beleagured astronomers

Her study comes as Space X prepares to launch more sky-cluttering Starlink spacecraft.

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