- CU Geology professor Bruce Jakosky's
MAVEN mission was selected as the 2013 mission to the Red Planet.
MAVEN will measure the Martian atmosphere
and study the processes of past and current atmospheric loss. Several of
the mission instruments will be built at LASP, which will also conduct the science operations for the mission. Dan
Baker, Nick Schneider, Bob
Ergun, and Fran Bagenal are
also part of the MAVEN team.
- The New Horizons spacecraft recently imaged Jupiter
and its moons on its journey to Pluto. CU Astrophysics
and Planetary Sciences professor Fran Bagenal is a
Co-Investigator and students at LASP built one of the instruments.