Graphic depicting the weak interactions between neutral fermionic atoms in an ultracold gas.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

Scientists have discovered that they can nudge clouds of ultracold atoms into two distinct phases where those particles behave in completely different ways.

A mock-up of what a LunaSat might look like on the moon

Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 23, 2019

The Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) will reveal new information about the lunar surface and pave the way for human astronauts on the moon.

The Hungo Pavi great house in Chaco Canyon

Food may have been scarce in Chaco Canyon

July 10, 2019

Chaco Canyon, a site that was once central to the lives of precolonial peoples called Anasazi, may not have been able to produce enough food to sustain its estimated population numbers.

Geologist Carolyn Crow investigating moon rocks at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

A once-in-a-lifetime look at Apollo moon rocks

July 10, 2019

More than 50 years after humans first set foot on the moon, one CU Boulder researcher will gain access to a cache of never-before-studied lunar rocks.

Torin Clark riding an artificial gravity simulator.

Artificial gravity—without the motion sickness

July 2, 2019

Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian, imaginary craft that generate their own gravity by spinning around in space. Now, a team from CU Boulder is working to make those out-there technologies a reality.

A simulation of the level of detail that L-CIRiS's infrared camera will reveal of the moon's surface.

An infrared close up of the moon

July 1, 2019

NASA announced that it will send a new infrared camera to the moon to collect unprecedented temperature data on the boulders and shadows at the surface.

An illustration of Neanderthals gathered around a fire

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools

June 26, 2019

New discoveries from two caves in Italy suggest that Neanderthals were a lot smarter than some give them credit for

NASA rendering of a Janus satellite rendezvousing with a binary asteroid.

Double take: Satellites to get an eye on asteroid pairs

June 21, 2019

A new space mission may soon examine some of the solar system’s most dynamic duos: binary asteroids.

Presidential emergency alert message

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

New research shows that hackers, working with limited resources, could send fake emergency alerts to cell phones in a confined area like a sports stadium.

(Credit NASA)

Meteors help Martian clouds form

June 17, 2019

Researchers think they’ve solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds.