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ASU to launch cameras aboard new Mars rover, Emirates orbiter

ASU cameras have previously perched atop the masts of the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity Mars rovers.

Mars missions prepare to launch

Three spacecraft are scheduled to depart for February 2021 arrivals at the Red Planet.

Interplanetary visitor sweeps past Earth

Bright Neowise comet surprises space scientists in Tucson.

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?

OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid

The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.

NASA considering UA-backed trip to moon of Jupiter

Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.

The top theory about our moon's origin was developed in Tucson

Tucson scientists published in 1975 the key theory about the moon's creation.

Sandra Cisneros on being an "extroverted introvert."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.

Scientist warns of tons of orbiting space junk, with more on the way

The debris is a byproduct of things we take for granted in our way life, Al Anzaldua says.

UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation

Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.

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.

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