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High-altitude balloon company World View completes 16-day flight

The Tucson-based company plans on marketing its balloon service next year.

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.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.

Asteroid Sample Helps Settle Which Scientific Theories Hold Water

Research at ASU suggests a family of common, silicon-rich asteroids could hold enough water to fill half the Earth's oceans.

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.

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