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The TusCon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention goes virtual.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Stories That Soar!" brings a 2nd grade writer's story to life; and author Benjamin Lorr talks about his book "The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket".

OSIRIS-REx stows its asteroid sample earlier than planned

The decision was made when the team determined they had plenty of material, which was leaking from the collection head.

OSIRIS-REx touches an asteroid

The UA-led project is a first for NASA.

Black hole study narrows leeway for tweaks to Einstein's gravity theory

The theory of general relativity remains hugely successful, but it leaves open some enduring questions surrounding the origins of dark matter.

Successful OSIRIS-REx rehearsal boosts optimism

The rehearsal put the spacecraft within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu's surface.

OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid

The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.

Star Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming has the attention of UA astronomer

If the star goes “supernova,” Narsi Anugu says it will provide a boost the field of astronomy.

NASA considering UA-backed trip to moon of Jupiter

Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.

OSIRIS-REx mission selects sample site on asteroid

The University of Arizona is leading the NASA mission.

Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild; Arizona Theatre Company's "Silent Sky"; and Adiba Nelson on "The Trick That is Halloween".

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

OSIRIS-REx team IDs targets among boulders of asteroid's rough terrain

Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration

The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.

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