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Space and Astronomy

The latest space news from the AZPM Newsroom, covering research, innovation, installations, and developments in the field of astronomy. Video News
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Space Robots

A robotics lab at the University of Arizona is developing swarms of autonomous space robots capable of constructing bases and mining for resources on other celestial bodies like the Moon.
September 19, 2022

Returning to Earth

Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, educator, afrofuturist artist, and most recently-- the first black female astronaut to pilot a spacecraft.
August 29, 2022

Event Horizon

Recently released images show a black hole sitting right at the center of our own galaxy.
June 22, 2022

Making of the James Webb Space Telescope

In December of 2021, NASA will launch the most ambitious telescope ever made into space.
October 25, 2021
NEWS

Super Earths are out there

Scientists find most exoplanets they have discovered are similar to our home world.
September 28, 2022

True Concord Voices & Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.
September 22, 2022

First-ever 'Oracle Dark Sky Cultural Festival' is this week

Residents embrace the economic boost to the town.
September 22, 2022

NASA sets up collision with far-away asteroid

The DART mission will test whether Earth-fired weapons might someday push world-threatening objects off course.
September 21, 2022

U.S. Space Command chooses UA as inaugural partner in new program

University's long history in space research cited
September 15, 2022

Ground-based telescopes need love, too

Research continues quietly atop S. Arizona mountains while the Webb space telescope makes headlines.
August 29, 2022

UA researcher follows trail of a possible second dinosaur-killing asteroid

A new study looks for clues in an underwater impact crater near Africa.
August 17, 2022

James Webb Telescope scientists dive into interstellar study

Astronomers are beginning to settle into a routine of regular research assignments.
August 15, 2022

University of Arizona graduate tracks satellite constellations for beleagured astronomers

Her study comes as Space X prepares to launch more sky-cluttering Starlink spacecraft.
August 9, 2022

Virgin Galactic picks Mesa as site for spaceplanes assembly

The craft will support the company's plans for flights from New Mexico.
July 14, 2022

University of Arizona researchers testing ideas for lightweight Mars glider

It would coast through the Martian skies far from landers and rovers on the surface.
July 8, 2022

James Webb Telescope ready for science

Scientists say all the spacecraft's instruments are aligned for operation.
June 29, 2022

Has "Star Trek" changed the world? Author Ryan Britt examines a legacy lasting 50 years... and beyond.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How A Tucson woman made a life-changing transformation through art.
June 23, 2022

University of Arizona astronomers study hypergiant stars

The massive objects are the largest of their kind in the galaxy.
June 20, 2022

Contreras Fire burns more than 18,000 acres

Fire managers say the fire is more than 40% contained.
June 19, 2022

4 buildings at Kitt Peak lost in wildfire

Officials are still trying to assess damage.
June 18, 2022

Wildfire reaches Kitt Peak National Observatory

The Contreras Fire has grown to about 11,500 acres.
June 17, 2022

James Webb Space Telescope survives micrometeoroid impact

It is still on track to send its first scientific images of deep space next month.
June 14, 2022
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