10/22/20: UArizona Celebrates OSIRIS-REx Success

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October 22, 2020

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OSIRIS-REx Successfully Touches Asteroid Bennu in Sample Grab

Ten years after NASA selected UArizona to lead the OSIRIS-REx mission, the spacecraft successfully completed its most treacherous and rewarding task: sample collection.

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Watch: OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Causes a Stir on Asteroid Bennu

Onboard cameras captured the moment the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to Bennu to collect a sample from the rocky surface.

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UArizona Mission Members Celebrate OSIRIS-REx Success

Members of the UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission gathered at the university's Michael J. Drake Building to watch NASA's broadcast of the mission's Touch-and-Go sampling event.

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The Rise of Negative Partisanship and How it Drives Voters

The tendency to support a political party or candidate primarily based on dislike for the opposition is becoming more common, says a UArizona political scientist.

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Tohono O'odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19

The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective COVID-19 tests for people across the state.

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Rainforest at Biosphere 2 Offers Glimpse into Future of the Amazon

Tropical forests may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, according to a new study. The results could help make climate prediction models more accurate.

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UArizona Excels in Space Science, Research Reputation in US News Best Global Universities Ranking

UArizona ranked No. 97 out of 1,500 higher education institutions across 86 countries in the 2021 Best Global Universities rankings. The university ranked No. 11 in space science.

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UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break

The university also will conduct a travel survey and testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.

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