CU-Boulder-Led Hubble Astronomy Team Uncovers Evidence of Early Heated Universe

Oct. 7, 2010

If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent what might be called universal warming. The consequence of that early heating was that fierce blasts of radiation from voracious black holes stunted the growth of some small galaxies for a stretch of 500 million years.Read more »

CU-Boulder-Led Mars Mission Given Green Light by NASA to Proceed to Development

Oct. 5, 2010

NASA announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder-led mission to Mars to investigate how the planet lost much of its atmosphere eons ago has been approved by the space agency to move into the development stage.Read more »

Twenty CU-Boulder Doctoral Programs in Top 20 or Top 20 Percent In National Research Council Study

Sept. 28, 2010

A number of the University of Colorado at Boulder's doctoral programs, including those in geography, aerospace engineering sciences, integrative physiology, and astrophysical and planetary sciences, were highly rated in a report released today by the National Research Council, or NRC.Read more »

U.S. Senate Confirms CU Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman as Associate Director for Science

Sept. 22, 2010

Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Read more »

NASA Awards CU-Boulder $6.7 Million to Design Instruments for Mission to Sun

Sept. 15, 2010

A team from the University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $6.7 million from NASA to design, develop and test instruments for the fastest space probe ever built, one that will orbit 22 times closer to the sun than Earth and well inside the orbit of Mercury to better understand how the sun ticks.Read more »

New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Reveal Composition of 'Star Guts' Pouring Out

Sept. 2, 2010

Observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova are allowing astronomers to measure the velocity and composition of "star guts" being ejected into space following the explosion, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

Study Shows Shrinking Atmospheric Layer Linked to Low Levels of Solar Radiation

Aug. 26, 2010

Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive unexpectedly dramatic fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere, new research indicates. A study published today links a recent, temporary shrinking of a high atmospheric layer with a sharp drop in the sun's ultraviolet radiation levels.Read more »

New International Study Shows Some Asteroids Live in Own 'Little Worlds'

Aug. 25, 2010

While the common perception of asteroids is that they are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study shows they actually are constantly changing "little worlds" that can give birth to smaller asteroids that split off to start their own lives as they circle around the sun.Read more »

CU-Boulder Selected as Partner in New FAA Commercial Space Transportation Center

Aug. 19, 2010

A team of eight institutions that includes the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in a newly formed Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation.Read more »

Telescope Project Involving CU-Boulder Selected as Top Priority for Construction

Aug. 16, 2010

A planned $110 million telescope in Chile that the University of Colorado at Boulder is partnering on to probe distant galaxies and stellar nurseries has been named as the top construction priority for mid-sized, ground-based telescopes by the National Research Council in the coming decade.Read more »

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