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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.
Star Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming has the attention of UA astronomer
If the star goes “supernova,” Narsi Anugu says it will provide a boost the field of astronomy.
NASA considering UA-backed trip to moon of Jupiter
Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.
OSIRIS-REx mission selects sample site on asteroid
The University of Arizona is leading the NASA mission.
Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild; Arizona Theatre Company's "Silent Sky"; and Adiba Nelson on "The Trick That is Halloween".
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.
OSIRIS-REx team IDs targets among boulders of asteroid's rough terrain
Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.
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.
Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019
Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.
Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration
The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.
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.
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.
Upcoming Milestones for OSIRIS-REx Mission
A discussion with the mission's image processing lead scientist.
Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu
About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.
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