Solar storm

Grand Challenge: Solar storm chasers

Mass media representations of space weather—variable conditions in space that can affect the technological systems modern society depends on—often evoke visions of catastrophic power grid failures and global chaos.

Black hole expelling gas

Black holes feast on stars

How many stars does a black hole eat? The answer to this riddle, at least for some supermassive black holes, is one per year.

Burping black hole

Burping black holes

What’s a feast without the occasional belch?

Ring of small fragments in space

How dust bunnies grow up to be planets

CU Boulder researchers are also investigating collisions between much smaller objects in space.

Camera drone

Together, every drone achieves more

There’s no I in drone.

Stars and galaxy in the night sky

Space mystery solved

Students, including undergraduates, at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped solve a 60-year-old space mystery using a satellite the size of a shoebox.