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

UANews | April 20, 2015
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.

Astronomers Probe Young Star and its Planets

UANews | April 20, 2015
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

UANews | April 17, 2015
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.”

Meteorites Date Moon-Forming Impact Event

UANews | April 16, 2015
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.

Breathing Life Into Art

UANews | April 16, 2015
"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.

Accelerating Universe: Not As Fast?

UANews | April 10, 2015
A UA-led team of astronomers has found that the expansion of the universe since the Big Bang might not be quite as fast as textbooks say, thanks to a diversity of supernovae.

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