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Asteroid Apophis serves as target practice for space rock hunters

The near-miss object will speed past Earth in 2029.

NASA calls University of Arizona a "crown jewel"

University students and researchers work with NASA on a number of high-profile projects.

James Webb Space Telescope reaches its target

The first pictures of deep space are expected this summer.

Space telescope launched on daring quest to behold 1st stars

The University of Arizona designed one of the instruments on board.

Arizona professor will lead NASA project to locate menacing objects near Earth

An infrared telescope will track any asteroids that one day could crash into the planet

New exhibit spotlights Arizona's place in space exploration

The exhibit includes relics such as a spacesuit worn by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

"Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Searching for gamma-rays with a telescope array in the Santa Rita Mountains, and film essayist Chris Dashiell on the masterpiece “La Jetée”.

"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.

The TusCon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention goes virtual.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Stories That Soar!" brings a 2nd grade writer's story to life; and author Benjamin Lorr talks about his book "The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket".

OSIRIS-REx stows its asteroid sample earlier than planned

The decision was made when the team determined they had plenty of material, which was leaking from the collection head.

OSIRIS-REx touches an asteroid

The UA-led project is a first for NASA.

Black hole study narrows leeway for tweaks to Einstein's gravity theory

The theory of general relativity remains hugely successful, but it leaves open some enduring questions surrounding the origins of dark matter.

Successful OSIRIS-REx rehearsal boosts optimism

The rehearsal put the spacecraft within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu's surface.

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