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Scientists and dignitaries celebrate seven decades of CU Boulder in space

In 1948, William Pietenpol, the chair of physics at the University of Colorado, assembled a team of scientists and engineers for an ambitious venture: to...
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Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of surface water on Mars, CU-Boulder study finds

The study, published Thursday in the journal Geology, examined an 18-square-mile chloride salt deposit (roughly the size of the city of Boulder) in the planet’...
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United Arab Emirates to partner with CU-Boulder on 2021 Mars mission

United Arab Emirates to partner with CU-Boulder on 2021 Mars mission

A mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars over days and seasons led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involves the University of Colorado...
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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images...
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With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last...
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MAVEN successfully launches from Florida

A $671 million NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder thundered into the sky Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the first step on its 10...
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Mars-bound MAVEN hailed in haiku

The spacecraft for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission recently arrived in Florida in anticipation of a November launch. The...
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Fueled with CU science, MAVEN ready for cross-country trip

The spacecraft recently was shown off at Jefferson County’s Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where representatives from that company, CU and NASA gathered for a...
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CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life

An artist’s conception of Earth during the late Archean, 2.8 billion years ago. (Image courtesy of Charlie Meeks) Solving the “faint young sun paradox” --...
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Five questions for David Brain

The 1981 launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia – the first in NASA’s program – made a big impression on the grade-schooler who, after watching the lift-off on...
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Sun-gazing SORCE satellite, designed to last five years, turns 10

Video of 0x0zANf7Ph8 When a sun-gazing NASA satellite designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder launched into space on Jan. 25, 2003, solar...
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Five questions for Bill Possel

A career in spacecraft operations led him to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is...
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NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting mission, controlled by CU-Boulder students, to continue

Bill Possel, director of Mission Operations and Data Systems for the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, second...