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2009-01-08 11:04:15

The University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey has been awarded a $3.16 million NASA grant to continue its search for near-Earth objects, or NEOs, through 2012.Under the direction of Stephen M. Larson of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the survey, known as CSS, has discovered about 70 percent of all NEOs found in past three years. CSS tallied 565 NEO discoveries in 2008, which broke its record-setting number of 460 NEO discoveries in 2007.Thanks to an additional $250,000 NASA grant,...

2008-10-04 09:00:12

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Check out publiclandsday.org/ involved/sites.htm for a list of scheduled events. Our IDEA: Celebrate National Public Lands Day by removing trash, debris; enjoy free entry at federal parks Today is the 15th Annual National Public Lands Day.

2007-09-16 06:00:00

Fall takes its sweet time showing up in Southeastern Arizona -- and it's choosy about where it makes public appearances. But seek it out in the coming month -- from nearby mountains aglow with colorful leaves to fall festivals and rousing Oktoberfest celebrations -- and you will be richly rewarded.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.