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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.

Thermal Camera to Help Search for Jupiter Moon's Ocean

ASU-developed device will give a starting point for quest for constituents of life on Europa.

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft, Instruments Healthy

Asteroid mission science instruments send back data from space.

Lowell Scientist Explains Red Splotch on Pluto’s Moon

Frozen methane builds up at the winter pole, like layers of spray paint.

UA Astronomer Sees Asteroid 2 Days Before It Whizzes by Earth

NASA-funded Sky Lab's observers have ID'd half of known near-Earth objects.

OSIRIS-REx, Cruising, Sends First Photos of Journey

University of Arizona mission's spacecraft is healthy as it speeds at more than 12K mph.

OSIRIS-REx Launch Threatened for a Time by SpaceX Explosion

Quick work by Air Force saved University of Arizona spacecraft.

Tucson's World View Picking up Altitude With NASA Contracts

Each new flight has company building its potential, official says.

UA's OSIRIS-REx Launch: 'We Got It Exactly Perfect'

University of Arizona asteroid mission spacecraft begins multi-year journey to asteroid.

Does 'Planet Nine' Exist? NAU Astronomer Says Maybe

Three objects discovered at edge of solar system may lead to planet's existence.

Hours Remain to Scheduled Launch of OSIRIS-REx

Mission leaders expect success in launch that will start 7-year journey.

One Day Remains to Launch of UA Asteroid Mission

Chance blastoff will be postponed is minimal, researchers say.

Bus Fare Debate: Tucson Wants Revenue; Riders Say No

Plus: Election Recap, OSIRIS-REx Preview, and US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speech.

Countdown Under Way for UA Mission to Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft scheduled for launch Thursday to bring back soil sample.

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