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University of Arizona students await photographs of moon crash site

They identified and traced the path of China-launched rocket that impacted the surface.

University of Arizona astronomy researchers track space junk to the Moon

The spent rocket stage is expected to crash on the far side in March.

Space telescope launched on daring quest to behold 1st stars

The University of Arizona designed one of the instruments on board.

Student study sheds light on unique space rock

A UA undergrad-led project unraveled mysteries about asteroid 16 Psyche.

NASA turns its attention to Venus

The space agency aims to send two new spacecraft to Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.

Scientists rethinking volcanic theories on Mars

They are investigating evidence that the Red Planet could still be geologically active.

Planetary scientists look ahead to new airborne explorers

They say the historic Mars Ingenuity helicopter flight is only the beginning.

"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”.

UA scientists testing drones for Mars...in Iceland

Concept designs are being developed for exploration in future NASA missions.

Exoplanets get starring role in Sierra Vista exhibit

The traveling program is designed with COVID-19 concerns in mind.

OSIRIS-REx touches an asteroid

The UA-led project is a first for NASA.

Trio of Mars missions to follow OSIRIS-REx on space exploration calendar

Planetary spacecraft from three countries are en route to the Red Planet.

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?

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