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The hoof prints of unshod horses punctuate the wash between Rancho Resort and the Mission Mine in Sahuarita. The prints vary in size, but all are smaller than the feet of an average-sized quarter horse. It’s early March, and the wild horses of Sahuarita are back – though some wonder if they ever really left.
They gather evidence, take samples, look for fibers and test for trace elements, but they’re not conducting a crime scene investigation. Conservators of cultural history are working behind the scenes to stabilize, preserve or restore cultural property for future generations.
Keith Boesen smiles as he walks over to a terrarium filled with a dozen or more small, straw-colored scorpions. He opens the top, reaches in and deftly captures Arizona’s most venomous scorpion by the telson or tail. The creature wriggles a bit, then settles down comfortably on the back of Boesen’s left hand.
If you received a telescope as a gift recently, but don’t know how to use it, don’t despair. From Sierra Vista to Green Valley to Tucson, professional and amateur astronomers are ready and willing to help get you started. Even if you don’t own a telescope, you’re encouraged to join the fun.
The object from space hurtled toward the earth. As the object entered the atmosphere, it began to burn, creating a visible fireball. With a sonic boom and a ground-shaking thud, the object hit the earth. It was December 11, 2013 at about 7:11 p.m. and a meteorite had come to ground somewhere in southern Arizona.