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A $671 million NASA mission to Mars being led by the University of Colorado Boulder is approaching its official countdown toward a planned Nov. 18 launch after a decade of rigorous work by faculty, professionals, staff and students. On Nov.

CU-Boulder faculty and students are playing a key role in the $670 million Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN). MAVEN will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind.

A new CU-Boulder study shows the Arctic may be the warmest it's been in 120,000 years. Professor Gifford Miller and his team used dead mosses on the edges of receding ice caps as clocks to date warming periods on Baffin Island.

Sky gazers at CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium are getting better, clearer and deeper views. And not just of astronomy anymore.

Campus is open and classes resumed as of Monday morning, September 16.

CU Buff football players and coaches and members of the CU women's lacrosse team served up lunch and greeted residents of graduate and family housing that were evacuated due to flooding earlier in the week.

A satellite designed and built by CU-Boulder undergraduates is slated to launch into Earth orbit Sept. 15.

This summer, five undergraduate researchers joined two CU-Boulder biologists to survey bumblebee populations in Boulder County. The team routinely visited nine sites: three in prairies at low elevation, three mid-elevation mountain meadows, and three high-elevation locations.

Images from Move-in 2013 on the CU-Boulder campus.

A group of 15 CU-Boulder environmental design students previously scant of construction experience can look back on the summer and say they built a building -- from foundation to roof, from insulation to siding, from caulk to paint. 
 

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