LPL Spotlight Stories
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft is Headed Home with Asteroid Sample
After nearly five years in space, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
Volcanoes on Mars Could be Active, Raising Possibility that the Planet was Recently Habitable
New observations reveal that Mars could still be volcanically active, raising the possibility for habitable conditions below the surface of Mars in recent history.
Behind the Scenes with Carina Bennett
In 2019, the University of Arizona rolled out a new brand, Wonder, rooted in the university’s purpose and values and designed to capture the spirit of curiosity that powers Wildcat creativity and ingenuity.
Mapping Bennu: UArizona alumna’s wonder moment begins with the OSIRIS-REx mission and a pinpoint of light.
Masters of Space
Research from UArizona scientists has shaped our understanding of our solar system and universe - beginning with the Apollo 11 mission more than 50 years ago.
A Celestial Detective Makes Her Way From the UK to Investigate Space Rocks at Arizona
Jessica Barnes calls herself a cosmic detective. Her career path began to take shape when she discovered geosciences as an undergraduate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Iceland: The Wildcat Testing Ground
UArizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory programs are influenced by early Apollo missions and Gerard Kuiper’s approach to teaching. He took his students on field trips to places on Earth that he felt were representative of what students might see on the moon or in the solar system.
New Images: OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Bennu
New images of Bennu's surface captured during the final flyover reveal dramatic changes to the sample site.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu
Mission scientists will compare the final shots of the asteroid Bennu with images taken before the touch-and-go maneuver, which kicked up dust and rocks. Images are expected in about a week and will help scientists understand the asteroid's composition.
A Final Look At Bennu Before OSIRIS-REx Heads Home
The OSIRIS-REx mission is on the brink of discovering the extent of the mess it made on asteroid Bennu's surface during last fall's sample collection event.