MAVEN illustration

MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit at Mars

Sept. 21, 2018

Scientists on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission have stitched together a selfie of the spacecraft from 21 different ultraviolet images.

GOLD first light image

GOLD instrument captures its first image of the Earth

Sept. 17, 2018

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission captured a "first light" image of the sun rising over the Western Hemisphere.

Parker Solar Probe illustration

Here comes the sun: New spacecraft to fly closer than ever before

Aug. 8, 2018

CU Boulder researchers and engineers have played a major role in designing the Parker Solar Probe, one of the "riskiest" NASA missions in decades.

Mars daybreak

Mars terraforming not possible using present-day technology

July 30, 2018

Researchers throw cold water on a staple question of science fiction: Can humans transform Mars into a more Earth-like planet?

Heliosphere illustration

The outer limits: New satellite to probe solar system's edges

July 26, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder will soon set their sights on the heliosphere, a massive bubble in space that surrounds our solar system and shields it from incoming radiation.

Mars aurora

Stolen electrons key to unusual Mars aurora

July 23, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have discovered a new type of Martian aurora caused by protons plunging into the Red Planet's atmosphere.

SpaceX Dragon

Latest BioServe space experiments will study cancer, renewable energy

June 28, 2018

Two experiment payloads designed and built at CU Boulder are scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station in the early hours of June 29.

Enceladus plums

Complex organics bubble from Enceladus' depths

June 27, 2018

An international team, including CU Boulder researchers, discovered key building blocks for life in icy plumes ejected from Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Cosmic web simulation

Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

June 20, 2018

CU Boulder scientists are part of an international team that may have answered a long-running mystery called the "missing baryon problem."

Galaxy NGC 2623

Tumultuous galaxy mergers better at switching on black holes

June 6, 2018

CU Boulder researchers find that violent crashes may be more effective at activating black holes than more peaceful mergers.

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