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Event Horizon telescope eyes new targets in deep space

UA-backed team of radio astronomers captured the image of another black hole

OSIRIS-REx helps scientists project asteroid orbits

Data shows that Bennu will eventually make a close fly-by of Earth.

Arizona professor will lead NASA project to locate menacing objects near Earth

An infrared telescope will track any asteroids that one day could crash into the planet

Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

Newest UA telescope mirror in cool down phase

Technicians are preparing to polish it for use in a mountaintop observatory

"Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Searching for gamma-rays with a telescope array in the Santa Rita Mountains, and film essayist Chris Dashiell on the masterpiece “La Jetée”.

"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.

UA researchers receive grant to build new space telescope

The Aspera project is expected to launch in 2024.

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.

Successful OSIRIS-REx rehearsal boosts optimism

The rehearsal put the spacecraft within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu's surface.

OSIRIS-REx completes successful rehearsal above asteroid's surface

The mission is scheduled to collect a sample of material from the asteroid Bennu in October.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

Hubble space telescope marks 30 years of exploration

The space science landmark received help from the University of Arizona.

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