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New Instrument at Kitt Peak to Search for Exoplanets

NEID will measure the tiny back-and-forth wobble of a star.

Researcher: Part of Pluto Younger Than Thought

Photos show one region with smooth surface, indicating it is less than 10 million years old.

Student-Built Experiment Part of UA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Instrument will help identify minerals and chemicals on target asteroid, set for September launch.

Christmas Full Moon: Bright Ornament in the Sky

First holiday occurrence in 38 years; we won't have another for 19 years.

Engineers Test Drill to Look for Life Below Martian Surface

California gypsum quarry provides terrain similar to red planet.

Law Opens Door for Mining The Moon, Asteroids, Other Planets

University of Arizona alumnus leads exploration 'from science fiction to science fact.'

Beyond Our Solar System, Too Many Worlds To Name

Tucson-based scientist looks back on 20 years of interplanetary discoveries.

'Mind-Boggling:' Pluto Fly-By Reveals Slushy Glaciers

New Horizons spacecraft took pictures in July; analysis under way in Flagstaff.

Astronaut’s Son in Search of Moon Trees Planted by Father

Jack Roosa to help commemorate UA’s Moon Tree

'The Martian:' Filmmakers Missed UA Camera's Smile

Mars explorers Peter Smith, Alfred McEwen discuss scientific depictions in blockbuster movie.

AZ WEEK: Exploring Mars on Silver Screen, in UA Research

University of Arizona's connection to planetary science dates to dawn of Space Age.

Tucson Researchers Plan Next Space Exploration Missions

Two projects aimed at Venus, three target asteroids; all add to solar system knowledge.

Tucson Residents Focus on the Moon, Celebrate Science

Groups encourage residents to "look up and be inspired."

What Happened To Mars' Atmosphere? Mystery Deepens

Flagastaff scientist delves into it, comes up with controvertible argument about red planet.

NASA Invitation: Send Yourself to Mars Next Year

Space enthusiasts can submit their names for InSight mission's journey to red planet.

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