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UA Mars Camera Watching Dust Storm From Orbit

Storm has covered Mars since June, limiting surface missions

UA Scientists Expect Bright Discoveries From Solar Satellite

NASA solar probe to be launched Saturday to measure sun's atmosphere

Scientists Discover Liquid Lake Under Mars Ice

Arizona researcher suggests it's the strongest evidence of liquid water so far.

OSIRIS-REx Due To Begin Asteroid Operations Soon

UA scientists prepare for spacecraft's first photos of the asteroid Bennu.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Mars 2020 Rover Mission to Include Scout Helicopter

NASA will test the aircraft's feasibility with up to five flights in 30 days and use it for mission planning and rover navigation.

Space Dust Dings OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Mission on target to encounter asteroid this year, return sample to Earth in 2023.

Scientists Want to Know: Can Table Salt Slow Global Warming?

Salt is superior to aluminum oxide to scatter heat-causing sunlight.

UA Focused on Project to Get First Images of Black Holes

National Science Foundation grant will help coordinate and compute data from telescopes.

Catch a Total Lunar Eclipse Early Wednesday Morning

Early in the morning, the eclipse will cover a super, blue moon.

Catalina Sky Survey Sets Record for Finding Asteroids

University of Arizona program bags 990 space rocks in 2017.

HiRISE Camera Reveals Ice Buried in Mars Cliffs

The UA instrument's find could be a boon for future human exploration.

UA Astronomer's Camera to Play Key Role in New Space Telescope

Infrared camera will search for first objects in the universe.

Southern Arizona 2017 Science Highlights

Busy year in astronomy and planetary science for Tucson space industry.

Geminid Meteor Shower To Light up the Sky

Find a dark place, dress warmly and look up Wednesday night.

Astronomer Helps Find Most Distant Quasar, Clue to 'Cosmic Evolutions'

Scientists on quest to find when stars first formed in our universe.

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