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Watch the launch on Nov. 18, 2013, as CU-Boulder's MAVEN mission to mars blasts off to study the red planet. Find out what we'll learn about the Martian atmosphere.

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.

Bruce Jakosky, CU-Boulder professor of geologic sciences and principal investigator for the MAVEN mission, explains the Mars spacecraft's mission. The launch date for the craft is set for Nov. 18, 2013 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When NASA's MAVEN spacecraft powers up on the launch pad for its journey to Mars in mid-November, one University of Colorado Boulder student will be especially pleased to see the spacecraft disappear into the heavens over Cape Canaveral, Fla.

CU-Boulder aerospace students launch their own model rockets during E-Days festivities.

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.

When Fiske Planetarium reopens Oct. 12 after months of renovations, visitors will be able to experience a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

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.

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