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May 25, 2014
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Bringing a Spacecraft Back from the Dead

A UA engineering student is part of a team trying to awaken an abandoned NASA space probe and put it back to work in outer space. More than 25 years ago, an abandoned NASA spacecraft fulfilled its mission, fell silent … Continue reading

November 1, 2012
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Asteroid Vesta Has Unique ‘Space Weathering’

Space weathering — a darkening of lunar surfaces by solar wind and metal nanoparticles from vaporized meteorites — appears to happen differently on Vesta, the largest body in the asteroid belt. The discovery, from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, has planetary geologists … Continue reading

October 9, 2011
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Charles P. Sonett: the Legacy of a Pioneering Space Scientist

*Charles P. Sonett, the first head of the UA’s department of planetary sciences, died at the age of 87. Sonett was involved in spacecraft missions that dramatically advanced our understanding of the solar system and beyond, including the Pioneer Program, … Continue reading

July 3, 2011
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Sun and Planets Constructed Differently, Analysis from Nasa Mission Suggests

The sun and the solar system’s rocky inner planets, including the Earth, may have formed differently than previously thought, according to UCLA scientists and colleagues analyzing samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission. The data from Genesis, which collected material from the … Continue reading