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A Small Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths

For the first time, UA astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission Uses New Screening Process To Choose Space Rock Targets

The space agency aims to use a robotic spacecraft to haul a near-Earth asteroid into a stable lunar orbit, where astronauts would visit it in the future.

Giant Magellan Telescope Poised to Enter Construction Phase

Featuring the world's most advanced mirror design – developed at the UA – the Giant Magellan Telescope has cleared its design phase and now heads in to production.

Just Coming Through: Asteroid Toutatis

Just Coming Through: Asteroid Toutatis

On the evening of Dec. 11, asteroid Toutatis whizzed by the Earth at a comfortable yet – cosmically speaking – close distance of...

Scientists Peer Into a Brown Dwarf, Find Stormy Atmosphere

Scientists Peer Into a Brown Dwarf, Find Stormy Atmosphere

A University of Arizona-led team of astronomers for the first time has used...

Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

With a major shakeout still ongoing in the solar-energy industry, new sun-harvesting technologies...

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