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Leap day places calendars back in sync

Scientists say the calendar quirk puts the Earth's rotation and trip around the Sun in the proper order.

James Webb Space Telescope reveals views of spiral galaxies

Scientists are getting new information about our own Milky Way.

Previewing UA's 2024 College of Science Lecture Series

Presenters will reveal unexpected findings that transformed their fields.

Black holes continue to raise questions about basic physics

The mere existence of the objects was only theoretical 100 years ago.

Asteroid hunters welcome Arizona citizen scientists to scan the sky

Catalina Sky Survey wants to find dangerous near-Earth objects "before they find us."

Space scientists amazed at the newest photos of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io

NASA's Juno spacecraft grabbed the pictures while orbiting Jupiter last month.

UA among schools claiming the mantle of "Space U."

A dozen U. S. colleges and universities are emphasizing their dedication to space science research.

UA students share in OSIRIS-REx success

They are taking a role developing experiments on the sample brought back from Bennu.

Stargazing marvel: Saguaro National Park earns Urban Night Sky certification

International Dark-Sky Association taps park to join its cosmic club

UA scientists explore asteroid link to the Moon

The space rock carries the same characteristics as lunar material brought back by the Apollo astronauts.

University of Arizona opens new astrobiology center

It keeps UA at the forefront of research about objects gathered from space.

“Ring of Fire” solar eclipse coming Saturday morning

The peak annular eclipse will happen in Tucson at 9:33 a.m on Oct. 14.

Psyche asteroid mission ready to launch

The latest flight to a space rock will explore an asteroid with an exposed metallic core.

The Buzz: OSIRIS-REx delivers its payload

The decades-running space mission dropped a sample from the asteroid Bennu Sunday, kicking off the next phase of the project.

OSIRIS-REx successfully returns sample capsule to Earth

The landing ended a seven year mission to the asteroid Bennu and back.

Osiris REx asteroid sample set for fast, fiery return to Earth

The mission's final stage will mark the end of a seven-year journey to Bennu and back.

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