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.

Alpha Centauri

Scouting nearest star system for potential hazards

June 6, 2018

A new study provides encouraging news about the habitability of Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our sun and a candidate for finding life outside of Earth.

Sedna

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system, not a mysterious ninth planet, may explain the the dynamics of strange bodies called "detached objects," according to a new study.

Laguna Caliente

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

May 2, 2018

Researchers have discovered a single species of bacteria living in a volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth.

TESS illustration

Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was on the ground in Florida to watch the launch of NASA's latest mission to hunt for worlds outside of Earth's solar system.

Galaxy

Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science have completed an unprecedented "dissection" of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

NASA Van Allen belt

Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt

March 14, 2018

A NASA-funded satellite will study the inner radiation belt of Earth's magnetosphere, providing insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts.

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