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Arizona scientists on new evidence, possible location for life on Mars

New evidence of saltwater lakes under Mars has sparked a new debate about life on the red planet.... Read more»

Discovery of liquid water on Mars links back to UA lab, student

This week’s landmark announcement that the surface of Mars has liquid water links back to a University of Arizona laboratory where students and faculty monitor images from an orbiting camera.... Read more»

ASU camera helps NASA pick out site for next Mars lander

From the Viking landers in the 1970s to the most recent Curiosity rover, machines have acted as scientists’ eyes on Mars. And in 2016, NASA will send another lander, called InSight, that will study the red planet’s interior and seek answers about the formation of rocky planets.... Read more»

New Mars map reveals surface modified by water over much of planet's history

A new geologic map of the ancient Martian highlands produced by researchers at the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute provides new insights into the history of water modifying that planet’s surface — and shows water-related activity may still be active today.... Read more»

Research, geography position Az for role in Mars missions

When the Curiosity Rover collects soil from the surface of Mars, data from the samples will come to an Arizona State University laboratory to be compared with the composition of soil on Earth. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Fight over Medicaid expansion may be over

Interviews with former Tucson Mayor George Miller on why he believes the proposed city budget is a big mistake. Also, Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Mexico contributor, talks about Americans traveling in Sonora. Next, state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro of Sahuarita has the latest from the state Capitol, and, Dr. Mark V. Sykes, head of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, talks about the challenges of a trip to Mars.... Read more»

Mars rover Opportunity breaks U.S. off-planet driving record

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has broken the U.S. record for distance driven on another planet... Read more»1

Az researchers find ‘best evidence’ yet of liquid water on Mars

Arizona researchers announced “the best evidence to date of liquid water on Mars,” saying photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest more than 1,000 dark flows of briny water near the Martian equator.... Read more»

Martian winter frost ices Phoenix lander mission

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission is officially over, thanks to sharp pictures from a Mars-orbiting camera that appear to show the collapse of the lander's solar panels due to an expected coating of heavy winter frost.... Read more»

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Obama's NASA plan could benefit Southern Arizona

The Obama administration’s new direction for NASA's human spaceflight program should be a modest benefit to Tucson’s aerospace community in the short term, but could be a major boost should its admittedly vague long-term goals pan out.... Read more»1