A gift from space: UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission delivers largest-ever asteroid sample to Earth

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September 28, 2023

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A gift from space: UArizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission delivers largest-ever asteroid sample to Earth

The delivery from the asteroid Bennu, seven years after the spacecraft launched, marks the end of the space-voyaging phase of the mission. Scientists will now study the rocks and dust to better understand the origins of life on Earth.

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Bennu sample delivery marks the start of extended OSIRIS-APEX mission

After dropping off its historic sample from asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is headed to its next target: another potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid, called Apophis.

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Gallery: OSIRIS-REx team welcomes Bennu sample to Earth

See key moments from the mission's successful delivery of the largest-ever asteroid sample.

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Insights: Vaccines, variants and COVID-19 trends

University of Arizona immunologist Deepta Bhattacharya discusses in this Q&A the newest COVID-19 vaccines and what the future might hold for COVID-19 immunizations.

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New UArizona program looks to diversify STEM engagement among local youth

Led by Adriana Zuniga-Teran, a researcher in the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the mentoring program focuses on a school district with 90% Hispanic enrollment.

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This year's Tucson Humanities Festival will spotlight style

The College of Humanities' 14th annual festival will celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month with talks, a film screening and more, all related to the theme of style, from Oct. 3-24.

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