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X Marks the Spot: NASA Selects Site for Asteroid Sample Collection

The OSIRIS-REx mission team evaluated data from four candidate sites in order to identify site Nightingale as the best option for the sample collection, with site Osprey named as the backup.

Deciphering the Equations of Life

A new theory describes what all animals have in common and allows predictions for specific traits of species that might not be well understood by science.

UArizona Startups Create $585M Economic Impact

A study conducted by the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship found that University of Arizona startups generated substantial economic impact, from state revenues to job creation.

UArizona Looks Toward Work on NASA’s Potential Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope

Professor Amy Mainzer of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory will provide technical leadership for the projected Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission, which will include the NEO Surveyor spacecraft.

Two Faculty Inventors Named NAI Fellows

Optical Sciences Professor Hong Hua and Regents Professor Emeritus Victor Hruby are being honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

First Results from Spacecraft Exploring Sun

The sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe. University of Arizona researchers involved in the mission report exciting findings from the Parker Solar Probe's first close encounters with our very own star.

Explaining Bennu’s Mysterious Particle Events

NASA's OSIRIS-REx science team has identified three possible explanations for the particles that asteroid Bennu is consistently tossing into space.

Looking at Tropical Forests Through New Eyes

New University of Arizona-led science is using air-based maps of plant chemistry to improve carbon cycling models in hyperdiverse tropical forests.

UArizona Researchers Go on Offense, Defense in Battle Against Hackers

Teams led by University of Arizona Regents Professor Hsinchun Chen will use $1.5 million in grants on efforts to protect intellectual property from cyberthreats and analyze data from international hacker hotspots.

Many Plant Species Are Very Rare, Vulnerable to Climate Change

New University of Arizona-led research found that out of about 435,000 land plants on Earth, 36.5% are exceedingly rare and are clustered in hot spots.

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