OSIRIS-REX artist's rendering.

Coming to Your Solar System Soon: A Rendezvous With an Asteroid

Sept. 2, 2016

A group of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is readying for NASA’s Sept. 8 launch of a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu, thought to harbor primordial material left over from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The main mission goal is to pluck a...

The MinXSS team outside the Small Sat conference with the award.

MinXSS wins Mission of the Year at Small Sat Conference

Aug. 16, 2016

Congratulations to the CU Boulder MinXSS CubeSat team! MinXSS won the Mission of the Year award at the 2016 AIAA Small Sat Conference . MinXSS was the people’s choice and was confirmed by the panel of approximately 20 satellite experts from industry, academia, and government. Eight other missions were in...

Jay McMahon

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an asteroid named after a CU Boulder prof

Aug. 1, 2016

Nearly 750,000 asteroids and comets have been discovered in the solar system, but most of them are known only by a numerical designation. Jay McMahon has made a career studying these celestial bodies, and now he's being recognized with an "award" large enough to cover the entire University of Colorado...