Published: Dec. 14, 2016 By

Gold Lasp

The GOLD Mission Principal Investigator. (Photo: Courtesy: CU/LASP)

KUSA - Inside CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, there's GOLD.

The GOLD instrument to be precise.

"I've dreamed about it for decades and I know a lot of other people have," said Richard Eastes, the GOLD Mission Principal Investigator.

GOLD stands for Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk. It’s a $64-million project that will study the interaction of the Earth and Sun in a region known as the upper atmosphere – about 90 miles above us. It's a tricky place to operate in.

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