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Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

50 years later, moon rocks are still yielding secrets

A Tucson lunar researcher says samples from the moon helped shape understanding of planetary development.

UA Special Collections opening lunar mapping exhibit

Hosting collection of rare documents and maps from university's moon researchers

Saturn's rings, moons raise questions about solar system, water origins

A discovery could prompt a rethinking of how the solar system formed.

NASA Announces First Detection of ‘Marsquake’

While scientists had picked up vibrations before, the recent detection was the first clearly coming from the planet.

Scientists Confirm Methane on Mars, Locate Possible Source

The authors also used geology and climate models to plot the gas's likely source.

Space Scientists Look For Answers in OSIRIS-REx Photos

Particles and boulders pose new questions for planetary researchers.

Rocks On Bennu Create Bump for OSIRIS-REx Sample Search

The scientists have found more rocks than expected on the surface of the asteroid Bennu.

Rare Lunar Eclipse-'Supermoon' to Create Striking Visual Experience

Unlike last year’s solar eclipse, Sunday's total lunar eclipse is visible to the naked eye - No eye protection needed

UA Lunar Scientists Anticipate Discoveries From China Moon Mission

The unmanned Chinese craft executed the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.

UA Scientists View Historic Photos of Flyby at Edge of Solar System

The New Horizons spacecraft took the first photos of planetoid Ultima Thule.

Comets Catch the Eye of UA Planetary Scientists

The paths of Jupiter-family comets are twisted into tighter orbits around the sun by the gravity of that planet.

UA-Backed Solar Wind Explorer Sending Back Data

The Parker Solar Probe has started to prove theories about solar wind first proposed in the '50s, a researcher says.

OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday

The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.

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