For 75 years, ֱ Boulder has been a leader in space exploration and innovation. We travel to space to monitor sea level rise, melting ice, weather patterns and more. Our researchers explore how to track and remove dangerous debris in space. We research the health of humans in space to inform medical applications for people on Earth.Learn more about the latest in space research and science at ֱ Boulder.

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In new experiment, scientists record Earth’s radio waves from the moon

June 10, 2024

Odysseus, a tenacious lander built by the company Intuitive Machines, almost didn't make it to the moon. But an experiment aboard the spacecraft managed to capture an image of Earth as it might look to observers on a planet far from our own.

Hanspeter Schaub

ֱ Boulder an industry partner on space docking, satellite AI research

June 4, 2024

A team of industry partners and ֱ Boulder researchers, including the lab of Hanspeter Schaub, is trying to make it easier to dock with satellites orbiting Earth.

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Solar physicists unlock the key to how sunspots form—and much more

May 22, 2024

In 1612, astronomer Galileo Galilei observed dark splotches can sunspots moving across the face of the sun. A new study could reveal the engine that drives these cloudy features, and much of the sun's volatile activity.

Committee on Space Research at a ceremony honoring the LASP CubeSat group

LASP designated a center of excellence for CubeSat technologies

May 22, 2024

The Committee on Space Research has for the first time designated ֱ Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics a center of excellence for capacity-building in CubeSat technologies.

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Tracking Earth ice sheet melt from space

May 22, 2024

Khosro Ghobadi-Far is advancing the science of climate change with orbiting satellites through an $800,000 NASA grant.

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Hungry, hungry white dwarfs: Solving the puzzle of stellar metal pollution

May 10, 2024

In results reported in a new paper, graduate student Tatsuya Akiba with JILA Fellow and Professor Ann-Marie Madigan and undergraduate student Selah McIntyre believe they’ve found a reason why these stellar zombies eat their nearby planetesimals.

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Venus has almost no water. A new study may reveal why

May 6, 2024

Billions of years ago, Venus may have held as much water as Earth. Now, it harbors 100,000 times less water than our planet. A new study from planetary scientists at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) dives into how that water disappeared.

Illustration of a ring of material around an orange star with a white star moving through

A new star is about to appear in the night sky. Here’s how to catch a glimpse

April 29, 2024

Nearly 3,000 light-years away, two stars dancing around each other are about to put on a beautiful show for people on Earth. Astrophysicist David Wilson gives his take on why this is an event you don't want to miss.

Florence Tan of NASA, Xu Wang of LASP, Kenneth Liang of ֱ School of Mines, and Carolyn Mercer of NASA

Front Range team wins NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge with innovative idea for lunar service station

April 5, 2024

A team of researchers from LASP and the ֱ School of Mines has developed an innovative, award-winning idea for a lunar service station, where lunar rovers and mining machines could charge their batteries and clean the dust off their surfaces.

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Tips for viewing the solar eclipse safely

April 1, 2024

On April 8, parts of the United States will witness a total solar eclipse. Solar scientist Jimmy Negus gives his take on why this will be a can’t-miss event and how to enjoy an eclipse without damaging your eyes.

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