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

NASA has appointed Amy Mainzer, a University of Arizona professor, to lead a project to track asteroids that potentially could crash into Earth - a mission involves launching a telescope into a high orbit to locate such near-Earth objects using the infrared radiation they emit. ... Read more»

UA team cheers success of asteroid-contact mission

A spacecraft made in collaboration with the UA made contact with an asteroid on Tuesday and collected samples that researchers hope will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system. ... Read more»