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Engines fired to set up gravity assist for the UA-led mission's spacecraft.

Dwarf Planet Ceres Up To 30 Percent Water, Study Says

The findings provide clues to how the dwarf planet was formed.

UA Camera Catches Glimpse of Earth, Moon from Mars

Scientists took images while calibrating space instrument.

ASU Wins NASA Funding for Two Space Missions

One will go to asteroid, another involves objects orbiting Jupiter.

OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Fires Engine in Space

Deep-space maneuver directs the UA-led spacecraft back toward Earth

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Tucson Scientist Wants Public Help on Jupiter Photos

Amateurs, professionals involved in selecting sites for Juno Cam documentation.

UA Astronomers Study Milky Way via Balloon over South Pole

Scientists looking for clues to origins of universe in 'interstellar medium.'

Chilean Desert Dust Deepens Case for Life on Mars

Though not proof, it's strong cause to return to explore Martian soil.

Rare Comet Trio Has Astronomers Crowdsourcing Observers

Planetary Science Institute hoping for continuous help from amateurs and professionals.

Look to Skies to See 'Super Moon' Sunday Night

Moon's orbit brings it close to Earth during its full phase.

Will Arizona Election be Fraud Free? Yes, and Here's How

Plus, meet the new CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership.

UA Space Camera Details Crash Site of Europe's Martian Lander

Meanwhile, the European Space Agency's orbiter is successfully circling the planet.

Jupiter Spacecraft Captures Image of Towering Polar Storms

First pass of giant planet nets unexpected scientific data

UA Scientist Who Made Map for Apollo Moon Landings Dies

Ewen Whitaker dies at 94; was a pioneer of planetary science for NASA.

UA's Steward Observatory Celebrates 100th Anniversary

University ranked No. 1 among US space astronomy programs.

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