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On May 10, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will depart asteroid Bennu and begin its two-year journey back to Earth, where scientists will study the dust and rocks it collected from the asteroid's surface.
Astronomers have observed the most distant quasar to date. Formed 670 million years after the Big Bang, it provides insight into the formation of massive galaxies in the early universe.
Planetary scientists wondered if bands of winds or swirling storms dominated the atmospheres of brown dwarfs. UArizona-led research solved the mystery.
NASA has selected Carlos Vargas, a UArizona postdoctoral researcher, to lead a $20 million mission to build a space telescope that will map vast regions of star-forming gas that have eluded observation for decades.
Mars once had oceans but is now bone-dry, leaving many to wonder how the water was lost. New research suggests that the water escaped not like a leaky faucet, but with a sudden splash.
NASA awarded approximately $12 million to UArizona astrobiology researchers to establish research teams tasked with advancing our fundamental understanding of early Earth.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully collected a large sample from the asteroid Bennu. But because some large pieces of rock are keeping the sample head from fully closing, the team has decided to expedite the stowing process.
Elisabeth Krause has been selected for a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The $875,000 award will allow her to expand her research on the structure of the universe.
The UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission will attempt to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20. Before the spacecraft touches the surface, scientists are learning more about the material that makes up the asteroid.
UArizona researchers have been busy building a testbed that essentially consists of a miniature-sized active stand-in for the Giant Magellan Telescope's seven-piece primary mirror.