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.

Kids in costume acting out a performance about the climate

Creative solutions for climate concerns

Using music, dance and science, Beth Osnes, associate professor of theatre and dance, created an artistic project she hopes will inspire climate action.

Researcher and colleagues in African garb with musical instrument

Music a key player in global health?

What if music could help eradicate some of humankind’s most serious diseases?

Professor at podium in South Korea

Caught in the middle: Taking art to Korea's demilitarized zone

In mid-June, as he had done so many times before, George Rivera packed more than a hundred pieces of art into a suitcase and boarded a plane bound for a place where rifles can seem more common than paintbrushes.

Dimitri Nakassis examining and photographing the pylos tablet

Using technology to read ancient tablets

By using advanced digital imaging technologies, classics professor and archaeologist Dimitri Nakassis is pioneering new techniques to study ancient Greece.