International Space Station

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 6, 2018

Four experiments supported by BioServe Space Technologies blasted off en route to the International Space Station this week.


Taking the measure of an asteroid

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.

MinXSS-2 CubeSat

Small satellites tackle big scientific questions

Nov. 15, 2018

Two CubeSats designed by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) will launch later this month to investigate the physics of the sun and its impact on life on Earth.

Solar flare

A 1972 solar storm triggered a Vietnam War mystery

Nov. 12, 2018

Researchers have uncovered the chain of events that caused more than two dozen sea mines to suddenly—and without explanation—explode in the water off the coast of North Vietnam.

Kepler Space Telescope

Engineers, students played key role in hunt for alien worlds

Nov. 12, 2018

Researchers reflect on the legacy of Kepler, a telescope that located thousands of planets beyond Earth's solar system.

Artist's concept of Kepler

NASA retires Kepler space telescope

Oct. 30, 2018

Kepler, which is operated by CU Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), discovered more than 2,600 planets during its nine years in space.

Comet Lovejoy

Astrophysicist exploring the outer solar system wins prestigious fellowship

Oct. 15, 2018

Ann-Marie Madigan has been named a 2018 Packard Fellow, an award that comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $875,000.

Artist's rendering of Cassini flying below Saturn's rings.

In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain'

Oct. 4, 2018

Scientists have successfully collected dust raining down from Saturn's rings onto the planet's upper atmosphere.

Illustration of NASA's planned Orion Spacecraft (right) docking at the Lunar Gateway (left).

Dark side of the moon holds clues to early universe

Sept. 25, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have proposed a new satellite that would orbit the moon to seek out signals from the cosmic "dark ages."

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.