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LASP awarded Earth Venture Mission Libera

March 6

This week, NASA announced that it has given the green light to Libera, a new space mission that will record how much energy leaves our planet’s atmosphere on a day-by-day basis—data that can provide crucial information about how Earth’s climate is evolving over time.

CU Boulder leads the nation in Cubesat launches

February 11

According to Bryce Space and Technology , a space research and consulting firm, CU Boulder leads all United States academic institutions and non-profits in the launch of small satellites between 2012 and 2019.

Brilliant Martian aurora sheds light on Mars’ changing climate

December 12

A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet, according to new results from the mission. The aurora is known as a proton aurora and can help scientists track water loss from Mars’ atmosphere and sheds light on Mars’ changing climate.