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Former UA President Robert Shelton to Head Telescope Project

Shelton, the university's 19th president, has experience with global observatories.

Arizona Still Untouched by Disease Deadly to Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease has affected herds in other Western states.

Creating Rules of the Road for Hazardous Space Junk

UA's Moriba Jah is an author on NASA-commissioned study on managing space traffic

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft 'Aces' Its First Deep-Space Maneuver

Engines fired to set up gravity assist for the UA-led mission's spacecraft.

Dwarf Planet Ceres Up To 30 Percent Water, Study Says

The findings provide clues to how the dwarf planet was formed.

UA Camera Catches Glimpse of Earth, Moon from Mars

Scientists took images while calibrating space instrument.

Oro Valley Student's Science Project Chosen for Competition

Amanda Minke's lead-reducing water filter among 300 student projects competing.

Growing Bat Population Good for Tequila Drinkers

The once endangered long-nosed bat may come off the federal protection list.

ASU Completes Largest-Ever Study of microRNA

The previously little-understood miRNAs are likely major players in gene expression.

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.

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