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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.

OSIRIS-REx Captures First Images of Bennu, 1.4M Miles From Asteroid

UA scientists mark spacecraft's approach phase in sampling mission.

UA Mars Camera Watching Dust Storm From Orbit

Storm has covered Mars since June, limiting surface missions

UA Scientists Expect Bright Discoveries From Solar Satellite

NASA solar probe to be launched Saturday to measure sun's atmosphere

Scientists Discover Liquid Lake Under Mars Ice

Arizona researcher suggests it's the strongest evidence of liquid water so far.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Seven Arizona Small Businesses Receive NASA Funding

Two Tucson businesses were among 348 awardees sharing $43.5 million.

Arizona Telescope Array Gets Upgrade to See Fainter Stars

The new setup should improve distance by a factor of 10, an astronomer on the project said.

Mars 2020 Rover Mission to Include Scout Helicopter

NASA will test the aircraft's feasibility with up to five flights in 30 days and use it for mission planning and rover navigation.

Space Dust Dings OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Mission on target to encounter asteroid this year, return sample to Earth in 2023.

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