Is Anybody Out There?

March 1, 2011

With help from CU students, scientists have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system.

Jim Voss

Syllabus Spotlight for Spring 2011

Dec. 1, 2010

Introduction to Human Spaceflight

photo of mars

Life on Mars?

Sept. 1, 2010

Mars may have been home to an ocean and microbial life, according to CU scientists Brian Hynek and Gaetano Di Achille.


Buffs Gaze at Celestial Bodies

March 1, 2010

About 50 students, mostly from aerospace engineering, are working to build a 5-pound spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread that will give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and other so-called space weather.

scott carpenter

“Buffanaut” Herd Stampedes Into Space

Dec. 1, 2009

By the time President John F. Kennedy gave his Sept. 12, 1962, speech making the case for America to go boldly into space, one CU alum had already been there and done that.

mars lake

Lake-Front Property on Mars Discovered

Sept. 1, 2009

CU investigators discovered the first evidence of shorelines on Mars in June, indicating a deep, ancient lake. A Holy Grail of sorts, the finding could help scientists zero in on evidence of past life on the planet.

steve swanson

Space Walking Just a Living

Sept. 1, 2009

Whether hiking in the mountains or walking in space, astronaut Steve Swanson’s life is full of adventure.