University of Arizona

Countdown starts for UA-led asteroid mission

(Phys.org) —With OSIRIS-REx, the first spacecraft destined to return a sample from a primitive asteroid, still taking shape, the mission's University of Arizona-led team started the official countdown clock on ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Growing hydroponic strawberries in the desert

Growing up in Tokyo, Chieri Kubota savored fresh strawberries brimming with flavor in the winter. Only when she went to college and studied agriculture did she learn that fresh strawberries in winter are ...

Dec 04, 2013
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'Heaven and hell' in the serpent's tail

Renowned University of Arizona astrophotographer and astronomy educator Adam Block has taken this photograph of glowing, colorful beauty shimmering behind a dark cloud of dust and gas in the constellation ...

Nov 21, 2013
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A living desert underground

Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for ...

Nov 20, 2013
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