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Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”
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The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.
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Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.
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Tucson scientists published in 1975 the key theory about the moon's creation.
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Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.
Scientist warns of tons of orbiting space junk, with more on the way
The debris is a byproduct of things we take for granted in our way life, Al Anzaldua says.
UA scientists build virtual universe to study galaxy formation
Computer models offer a way to capture some of the complexity of how stars form in galaxies and why they stop forming.
Ocean & Space
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Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.
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50 years later, moon rocks are still yielding secrets
A Tucson lunar researcher says samples from the moon helped shape understanding of planetary development.
UA Special Collections opening lunar mapping exhibit
Hosting collection of rare documents and maps from university's moon researchers
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A discovery could prompt a rethinking of how the solar system formed.
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Particles and boulders pose new questions for planetary researchers.
Rocks On Bennu Create Bump for OSIRIS-REx Sample Search
The scientists have found more rocks than expected on the surface of the asteroid Bennu.
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