6 months to go until historic asteroid sample delivery

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6 months to go until historic asteroid sample delivery

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is cruising back to Earth with the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu's rocky surface in 2020. When the sample capsule parachutes down into the Utah desert on Sept. 24, the UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission will become the first U.S. mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth.

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UArizona making a splash with para swimming program

UArizona is home to the nation's first collegiate para swimming program, which will soon wrap up its second season. The coach and founding members are looking forward to growing the team in the fall.

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Astronomers spot swirling, gritty clouds on remote planet

Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers observed detailed features, including roiling clouds of dust, in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf planet 40 light-years away.

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Confused by quantum computing? Students are developing a puzzle game to help

UArizona students have developed an online game modeled after the popular "tangram" puzzle game. It is designed to teach quantum computation concepts to everyone from middle school students to scientists.

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