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UA Astronomers Contribute to Historic Image of Black Hole

Faculty and student researchers worked on the method used to generate the groundbreaking picture.

Astronomers Reveal First Image of a Black Hole

The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows the hot, shadowy lip of a supermassive black hole

Former Astronaut Mae Jemison to Speak at UA Commencement

The space exploration trailblazer will address the class of 2019 in May.

Scientists Confirm Methane on Mars, Locate Possible Source

The authors also used geology and climate models to plot the gas's likely source.

SPHEREx Mission Will Look at the Universe With '3-D Glasses'

UA astronomers are participating in the new NASA mission to study the universe.

OSIRIS-REx Photographs Unique Particles Blasted From Bennu

An unexpected discovery excites UA scientists leading the asteroid sampling mission.

UA Scientists Chosen to Examine Unopened Moon Samples

Rocks and soil were collected during Apollo missions almost 50 years ago.

UA Lunar Scientists Anticipate Discoveries From China Moon Mission

The unmanned Chinese craft executed the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.

UA Scientists View Historic Photos of Flyby at Edge of Solar System

The New Horizons spacecraft took the first photos of planetoid Ultima Thule.

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Finds Water On Asteroid

The asteroid Bennu may offer clues about Earth's habitability.

UA-Backed Solar Wind Explorer Sending Back Data

The Parker Solar Probe has started to prove theories about solar wind first proposed in the '50s, a researcher says.

Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday

The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.

Dwarf Planet Ceres Gaining New Attention From Scientists

A UA researcher says evidence of ice volcanoes on the surface make Ceres an interesting subject.

NASA Mission Passes Key Milestone With Yuma Parachute Test

The agency can now give the Orion parachute system the go-ahead for flights with astronauts.

OSIRIS-REx Mission to Asteroid Bennu Marks Milestone

The spacecraft captured its first images of the asteroid.

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