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Academy Elects UA Planetary Sciences Professor

Renu Malhotra has revolutionized the understanding of the history of the solar system through use of the orbital resonance between Pluto and Neptune.

Student Entrepreneurs Rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

UA student teams presented their innovative and creative ideas to solve real business and social challenges.

Hubble's UA-Made 'Eyes' Help Us See Space

UA researchers and engineers have used the Hubble Space Telescope, which marks its 25th anniversary on Friday, to make unexpected discoveries of the universe, earning a Nobel Prize for a UA graduate.

UA to Join 'A-Team' in Search for Earthlike Planets

A team created by a new NASA initiative hopes to better understand the various components of exoplanets — planets around other stars — as well as how the parent stars and neighbor planets interact to support life.

Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes

Adding Antarctica's largest astronomical telescope to the Event Horizon Telescope, a UA-led collaboration of astronomers has come closer to taking detailed images of the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, up to its very edge, the "event horizon."

Biosphere 2 Hosts Forum on Food, Energy and Water

A National Science Foundation workshop attracted experts from across the U.S. and the globe to tackle questions about resources on a planet that soon will have 9 billion people.

Astronomers Probe Young Star and its Planets

An international team of astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey, and the findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a "scaled-up" version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.

Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize

UA professor Bruce Tabashnik has earned the 2015 Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, which honors a dedicated scientist, scholar and collaborator whose mission is to “conduct research to improve food production while preserving environmental quality.”

Breathing Life Into Art

"Symbiosis: An Exhibit of Biological Art," an event promoting the fusion of science and art, will feature work from more than 50 artists, including UA faculty, staff and students and members of the Tucson community.

Meteorites Date Moon-Forming Impact Event

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. The research indicates numerous kilometer-sized fragments from the giant impact struck main belt asteroids at much higher velocities than typical main belt collisions.

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