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Beyond Earth’s Edge

The Poetry of Spaceflight

The University of Arizona Press, University of Arizona Press
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Human Spaceflight

From Mars to the Stars

The University of Arizona Press

Human Spaceflight lays out a provocative future for human space travel.

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Earth and Mars

A Reflection

The University of Arizona Press
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Exploring Mars

Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

The University of Arizona Press

The former NASA director of Mars missions recounts the failures and triumphs of exploring Mars, weaving a compelling story of both the political and scientific challenges surrounding the Red Planet.

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Exoplanets

Edited by Sara Seager
The University of Arizona Press

For the first time in human history, we know for certain the existence of planets around other stars. Exoplanets serves as both an introduction for the non-specialist and a foundation for the techniques and equations used in exoplanet observation by those dedicated to the field.

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Observatories of the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

With its clear skies and low humidity, the southwestern United States is an astronomer's paradise where observatories like Kitt Peak have redefined the art of skywatching. The region is unique in its loose federation of like-minded research outposts and in the quantity and diversity of its observatories--places captured in this unique ...

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Europa

The University of Arizona Press

Few worlds are as tantalizing and enigmatic as Europa, whose complex icy surface intimates the presence of an ocean below. Europa beckons for our understanding and future exploration, enticing us with the possibilities of a water-rich environment and the potential for life beyond Earth. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with ...

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The Last Refuge of the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel

The University of Arizona Press

When the University of Arizona announced plans to build observatories on Mt. Graham, atop the Pinaleño Mountains, the construction was seen as a potential threat to an isolated species found only on this sky island. The Mt. Graham red squirrel was declared "endangered" by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Legal action required the ...

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The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The University of Arizona Press

A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new ...

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Protostars and Planets V

The University of Arizona Press

Increasing discoveries of new planets beyond our solar system are invigorating the quest for new knowledge and understanding of the birth of stars and planets. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with 249 contributing authors, builds on the latest results from recent advances in ground and space-based astronomy and in numerical ...

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