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OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Fires Engine in Space

Deep-space maneuver directs the UA-led spacecraft back toward Earth

Year-End: Space Missions Topped Arizona Science News

Science reporter Sara Hammond looks back at discovery and destinations.

Tucson Scientist Wants Public Help on Jupiter Photos

Amateurs, professionals involved in selecting sites for Juno Cam documentation.

UA Astronomers Study Milky Way via Balloon over South Pole

Scientists looking for clues to origins of universe in 'interstellar medium.'

Supercomputer Helps Neurological Institute Identify Elusive ALS Patterns

Barrow turned to IBM's Watson to process data about the neuromuscular disease.

Chilean Desert Dust Deepens Case for Life on Mars

Though not proof, it's strong cause to return to explore Martian soil.

On Way to Bennu, OSIRIS-REx Looks for 'Trojan' Asteroids

The rare objects are hidden from view of Earth's telescopes.

Precision Agriculture Taking Off For Yuma Farmers With Drones

Drones can detect disease, pollinate and project yields, among other tasks.

Brain Cancer Study: Some Tumors More Vulnerable to Traditional Treatments

Common, complex and deadly, old-school methods seem to work better on GBM tumors.

Flagstaff Scientist Detects Water on Rare Metal Asteroid

Another group of scientists wants to send a spacecraft to the asteroid, named Psyche.

Healthy Hearts of Hunter-Gatherers Show Value of Exercise

Tanzania's Hadza foragers, and others like them, are around 14 times more active than people in industrialized societies.

Southwest Monarch Study Gets $89K To Track Butterflies

The award was part of a larger effort to aid in the recovery of a declining Monarch population.

Look to Skies to See 'Super Moon' Sunday Night

Moon's orbit brings it close to Earth during its full phase.

Revenge, Blood Feuds Among Early Sonorans Seen in Burials

An atypical interment of an enemy could be an attempt to gain prestige through defiance.

ASU Radiation Test Could Help Triage Nuclear Attack Victims

The test uses gear already found in many medical centers to test thousands of blood drops.

Colorado River Delta Still Thrives 2 Years after Dam Flow

It is supporting bird and plant life while recharging groundwater.

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