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Science, spacesuits, dehydrated food: Simulating Mars in the Utah desert

April 8, 2021

Graduate student Shayna Hume will get a taste of what life on Mars could be like during a two-week mission at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Engineers work on the EMM spacecraft in a cleanroom

How years of international collaboration led to Hope circling Mars

April 1, 2021

Beginning in 2015, dozens of researchers and engineers from the United Arab Emirates traveled to the foot of the Rocky Mountains to work toward an ambitious goal—to launch the first mission to Mars from an Arab nation.

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New online network connects and supports Colorado’s rural entrepreneurs

March 31, 2021

Many of Colorado's small towns are losing young people as they follow job opportunities in bigger cities. But a new effort is trying to reinvigorate the economies of these tight-knit communities.

Richard O'Neill

CU Boulder violist Richard O’Neill wins Grammy

March 17, 2021

Richard O’Neill, the newest member of the College of Music’s string faculty, won a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for his performance of Christopher Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra.

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How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

For nearly one year, a group of scientists and volunteers from across the university has met seven days a week, often sleeping just a few hours a night, to bring students back to campus safely.

Researchers pose in their lab behind glass with the words "COVID Warriors" written on it.

COVID-19 research at CU Boulder: One year later

March 16, 2021

CU Boulder's researchers reflect on an unprecedented year for research amid a devastating pandemic.

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7 lessons about coronavirus that CU Boulder scientists helped discover

March 15, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have led the way in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to reveal how the coronavirus spreads through tiny droplets, the importance of flattening “the mental health curve” and a lot more.

Mars' upper atmosphere seen at different wavelengths of ultraviolet light

New Hope Probe images show the glow of Mars' upper atmosphere

March 9, 2021

“Moments like these, when the first science data comes back from an instrument you’ve been working on for years, are always special," said LASP scientist Mike Chaffin.

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Why working with gun retailers is critical in the fight against suicide

March 4, 2021

A nation-wide effort first launched in New Hampshire in 2009 is enlisting gun retailers in the fight against suicide. Researchers at CU Boulder want to learn how it's working and what can be done to make it work even better.

Panorama of Martian mountain

Decades of Mars research laying groundwork for human astronauts

March 4, 2021

Mars is a dangerous place for vulnerable humans—but robotic space missions can probe the planet's radiation, dust storms and other threats safely and for a fraction of the cost of crewed missions.

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