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This image shows sample site Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. The image is overlaid with a graphic of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to illustrate the scale of the site. (Image: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)
Today
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.
Today
A partnership between the College of Law and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México will offer courses will be taught by Mexican scholars and legal system leaders covering topics including Mexican constitutional law, human rights and distribution of power.
Elephants are an example of organisms that have few, but large, offspring. Elephants also put more energy into rearing their offspring than many animals, such as fish, which lay their eggs and leave them behind.
Dec. 11, 2019
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.
Dec. 10, 2019
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.
Existing sustainability efforts at the University of Arizona, such as these solar panels on the roof of McClelland Park, will be bolstered by a partnership with Tucson Electric Power that was approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission on Dec. 10.
Dec. 10, 2019
The Arizona Corporation Commission approved an agreement between the University of Arizona and Tucson Electric Power that will offset the entirety of the university's scope two emissions.
Dec. 10, 2019
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.
One of the greatest threats from the sun — to astronauts and the satellites that provide GPS maps, cell phone service, and internet access — are high-energy particles that erupt from the sun in bursts. (Artist impression: NASA/Princeton)
Dec. 5, 2019
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.
Dec. 5, 2019
Senior Kendall Johnson was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will head to China for a year-long graduate program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 6 was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft: a short exposure image (1.4 ms), which shows the asteroid clearly, and a long exposure image (5 sec), which shows the particles clearly. (Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin)
Dec. 5, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx science team has identified three possible explanations for the particles that asteroid Bennu is consistently tossing into space.

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