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Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects

Sept. 20, 2017

The cross-campus Grand Challenge initiative this week announced the selection of three new additions to the Grand Challenge portfolio starting this fall.Read more »
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CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 13, 2017

After a highly successful mission, the Cassini spacecraft will give up Saturn's last secrets to CU Boulder scientists before disintegrating in the planet's dense atmosphere Sept. 15.Read more »
Asteroid Impact

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Aug. 22, 2017

Tremendous amounts of soot following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to a news release from NCAR.Read more »
SMART Student

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.Read more »
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Students win aviation, space fellowships

April 26, 2017

Three University of Colorado Boulder students are among 36 nationwide who have won 2017 Brooke Owens Fellowships for “exceptional undergraduate women” seeking careers in aviation and space exploration.Read more »
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MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space

March 30, 2017

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world.Read more »
Black hole

Galactic close encounter leaves behind 'nearly naked' supermassive black hole

Nov. 7, 2016

A team of astronomers, including one from CU Boulder, used the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to find the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole to emerge and speed away at more than 2,000 miles per second.Read more »
A petroglyph of an eclipse is seen with a wide-angle lens in a photograph at Chaco Canyon, where CU-Boulder researchers captured a rare Aurora Borealis in the southern night sky. Photo courtesy of Fiske Planetarium.

A digital look at ancient skies gets a showing at Fiske

Feb. 17, 2016

Having captured the summer solstice and a week’s worth of sunsets, sunrises and their lunar equivalents from the vantage point of ancient Chacoan people in southwestern Colorado, using parabolic video technology, a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Colorado Boulder counted its June 2015 trip a success.Read more »