LASP in the News

The following items link to media coverage of LASP in various news outlets, online magazines, editorial pieces, and blogs. The content of these articles and blog posts does not necessarily reflect the views of LASP, our collaborators, or our funding agencies.


U.S. Space Command to be temporarily headquartered in Colorado
Westword, Tues., Sept 29, 2020


CU Boulder’s LASP hosting to showcase moon at Pearl Street Mall, Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

CU Boulder attracts a record $631 million in annual research funding, Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Are Saturn’s rings young or old?, Tues., Sept. 17, 2019

Study: Purple Colorado Sky Caused By Raikoke, A Russian Volcano, Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019

Future of space commerce focus of Boulder workshop, Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019

Experiencing research, Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits, Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

NASA’s Brush With Mars 50 Years Ago, Wed., July 31, 2019

CU Boulder marks anniversary of Mariners’ Martian flyby, Tues., July 30, 2019

Hope Probe to launch to Mars in One Year, Tues., July 23, 2019

Headed to Mars? Pack some aerogel—You know, for terraforming, Mon., July 15, 2019

Ball Aerospace Completes Critical Design Review of NASA’s IXPE Mission, Wed., July 10, 2019

Three projects tapped by NASA for lunar exploration have Boulder ties, Thurs., July 4, 2019

The Arab World’s Moon Shot, Tues., July 2, 2019

New CU president visits all four campuses, immerses in space research at CU Boulder, Mon., July 1, 2019

Photos: CU President Mark Kennedy Tours Boulder Campus, Mon., July 1, 2019

Double take: Satellites to get an eye on asteroid pairs, Fri., June 21, 2019

Could a superflare happen on our sun?, Wed., June 19, 2019

Martian Clouds Might Start with Meteor Trails Through the Atmosphere, Tues., June 18, 2019

Coming soon to Boulder, Longmont farmers markets: planetary scientists, Thurs., June 13, 2019

Balancing Earth’s energy checkbook, Thurs., May 30, 2019

NASA Astrobiology Researchers Identify Features That Could Be Used to Detect Life-Friendly Climates on Other Worlds, Wed., May 22, 2019

Blue Canyon Technologies: Doubling to meet demand, Tues., Apr. 9, 2019

The great Antarctic meteorite hunt, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019

Colorado’s getting a spaceport! To go with its massive military-focused aerospace industry!, Tues., Mar. 19, 2019

Is there life on Mars? Let’s assess the evidence, Fri., Mar. 8, 2019

Discovering Bonus Science With NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Spacecraft, Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019

Are small satellites the solution for space weather monitoring?, Wed., Mar. 6, 2019

Scientists and dignitaries celebrate 7 decades of CU Boulder in space, Mon., Mar. 4, 2019

Alumni Profile: Rachel Bayles (’06), Tues., Feb. 19, 2019

Earth First Origins Project Seeks To Replicate the Cradle of Life, Thurs., Feb. 14, 2019


Boulder-born New Horizons to end year making history once again, Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

Daniel N. Baker Receives 2018 William Bowie Medal, Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Uranus and Neptune Should Be Top Priority, Says Report, Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Spaceflight’s 64-satellite rideshare mission set to last five hours, Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Students in Longmont draft lofty plans for humans’ future on moon, Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Colorado’s aerospace roots form vision for future, Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

CU Boulder’s mini satellites set to launch Monday in California, Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Kepler Telescope Bids ‘Goodnight’ with Final Commands, Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

SwRI scientists map magnetic reconnection in Earth’s magnetotail, Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018

Bouncing off the satellites, Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018

Apollo astronaut visits campus, shares tales from the moon, Tues., Oct. 30, 2018

CU Boulder’s LASP marks 70-year journey in space, Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

CU Boulder awarded $57.4 million contract with NASA, Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

After Two Long Careers, QuikSCAT Rings Down the Curtain, Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

NASA climate mission Trump tried to kill moves forward, Fri., Sept. 28, 2018

Capturing A Rare Kind Of Cloud, Fri., Sept. 28, 2018

The End of Kepler – It’s not over yet but it’s happening soon!, Tues., Sept. 25, 2018

What recipes produce a habitable planet?, Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Spaceflight preps for first launch of unique orbiting satellite deployers, Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018

Atmosphere Mystery: Researchers baffled by strange clouds in the mesosphere, Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018

Experts from CU helped design Parker Solar Probe headed to the Sun, Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018

SpaceX organizes inaugural conference to plan landings on Mars, Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

Spaceflight Prepares Historic Launch of More Than 70 Spacecraft Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9, Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

New Clues to Origins of Mysterious Atmospheric Waves in Antarctica, Wed., July 25, 2018

Revised Space Weather Bill Clears House Committee, Wed., July 25, 2018

CU Boulder researchers to lead NASA mission to study interstellar ‘dust’, Mon., July 23, 2018

As Opportunity Rover Sleeps, Other NASA Craft Study Mars’ Raging Dust Storm, Fri., July 20, 2018

Alumnae Work Together at Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics, Fri., June 22, 2018

Question Of Life Beyond Earth Piqued With New Discovery On Mars, Mon., June 11, 2018

Solar Flare Caused Increased Oxygen Loss from Mars’s Atmosphere, Mon., June 4, 2018

University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics adopts Ada and GNAT Pro for NASA project, Tues., May 22, 2018

Living on the edge at Laguna Caliente, Thurs., May 10, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander will be first to study Mars’ interior, Wed., May 9, 2018

Colorado scientists brave active volcano for research, Wed., May 9, 2018

Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds, Fri., Apr. 20, 2018

First-ever Ball Career Day to give students glimpse of jobs in aerospace, manufacturing, more, Fri., Apr. 13, 2018

Earth’s Radiation Belts: Celebrating Six Decades of Discovery, Tues., Mar. 20, 2018

Around the World in 84 Days, Fri., Mar. 2, 2018

Go for GOLD, SES-14!, Thurs., Feb. 22, 2018

NASA Awards Mission Operations, Data Processing Contract for Solar Energy Instrument, Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Life Detection on Mars: Are Red Planet Protocols in Place?, Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

NASA seeks to revive lost probe that traced solar storms, Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

The UAE sees red, Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

NASA launches upper atmosphere weather satellite, Tues., Jan. 30, 2018

4 tips for viewing the super blue blood moon, Tues., Jan. 30, 2018

What Scientists Can Learn About the Moon During the Jan. 31 Eclipse, Tues., Jan. 23, 2018

Magellan Delivers Canadian Satellite Power Control Unit for Upcoming Space Mission, Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere, Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

SES Satellite to Host NASA Payload for the First Time, Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

NASA monitors ELECTRIC BLUE clouds circling over Antarctica as ‘meteor smoke’ gathers, Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018

On Mars, atmospheric methane—a sign of life on Earth—changes mysteriously with the seasons, Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

2 external instruments installed on ISS over New Year’s holiday, Wed., Jan. 3, 2018


NASA’s MAVEN mission providing insights into life on distant worlds, Sun., Dec. 31, 2017

Year In Review, 2017 (Part 1): Sun and Moon illuminate science returns, Tues., Dec. 26, 2017

Wet Mars “doomed from the start”, Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017

How Long Can a Rocky World Withstand the Blasts from a Red Dwarf Star?, Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

Van Allen Belt Mystery Solved With Student-Built Satellite, Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

CU Boulder sending two instruments to space this week, Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

CU Boulder solar instruments, roughly size of a buffalo, headed to space, Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

NASA Will Stare At The Sun For Climate Science – And SpaceX Is Helping, Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

NASA’s TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun’s power over ozone, Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

CUTE little satellite out of Boulder will track the movements of evaporating planets, Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

CU Boulder breaks ground on $82.5M aerospace engineering building, Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Community invited to groundbreaking for aerospace engineering building Oct. 26, Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017

Future Solar Storms Could Cause Devastating Damage, Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

“Farewell to Cassini” presentation explores Saturn mission, Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

A Massive Solar Storm Blasted Mars with Radiation—But Could Help Us Understand How to Live There, Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Boulder researchers team in spotting immense solar event at Mars, Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

Cosmic Kittens: Saturn Features Get Feline Names, Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Diving into Saturn, Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017

CU Boulder ‘Grand Challenge’ puts space weather research front and center, Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

The Cassini Mission to Saturn, Tues., Sept. 19, 2017

Grand Challenge expands portfolio with three new projects, Tues., Sept. 19, 2017

NASA scientists say goodbye to Cassini, Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Cassini, flying vital CU Boulder instrument, signs off and plunges into Saturn, Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

For Colorado Scientist, Cassini’s End Will Include A Sip Of Whiskey, Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

As Voyager Leaves The Solar System, A CU Boulder Scientist Looks Back, Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Voyager spacecrafts mark 40 years of space discovery, Tues., Sept. 5, 2017

CU Boulder, Lockheed extend research partnership aimed at developing new tech — and young minds, Tues., Aug. 29, 2017

Understanding the Realities of Implementing a Hosted Payload Program at a University, Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017

America’s frail defense against a nuclear-tipped threat, Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

CU Boulder sets new record in research awards, Thurs., Aug. 17, 2017

Voyager scientists on the Jupiter encounter, Pluto’s planet status and whether we’ll find extraterrestrial life, Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Here’s what we know about the 12 proposals for NASA’s next New Frontiers mission, Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017

$90 million climate monitoring tool built at CU Boulder prepares for rocket launch to space station, Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

NASA Mission Surfs through Waves in Space to Understand Space Weather, Mon., July 24, 2017

Earth’s Protective Forcefield (BBC World Service interview with LASP Director Dan Baker), Mon., July 24, 2017

CU Boulder studying impacts of nuclear war on agriculture, food supply, Wed., July 19, 2017

Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war, Tues., July 18, 2017

NASA gets space probe closest ever to Jupiter, Mon., July 10, 2017

NASA mission puts students in charge of search for Earth-like planets, Sat., July 8, 2017

How One CU Boulder Scientist Views The Invisible With Help From NASA, Mon., June 5, 2017

The United Arab Emirates launches a plan to colonize Mars by 2117, Wed., May 31, 2017

Here’s How Human Activity Affects Space Weather Around Planet Earth, Tues., May 23, 2017

SES-14 Integrates NASA Ultraviolet Space Spectrograph, Tues., May 23, 2017

Boulder explorers watch the auroras as Juno passes Jupiter, Wed., May 10, 2017

Mars’ looming traffic jam, Tues., May 2, 2017

CU home to numerous pathways to study space, Mon., Apr. 10, 2017

BFA Excellence Awards recognize outstanding work in advancing university mission, Wed., Apr. 5, 2017

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Unlocks the Mystery of Mars’s Lost Atmosphere, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017

Solar jet stream promises better flare forecasting, Tues., Mar. 28, 2017

Federal labs in Boulder and across Colorado seen as $2.6B economic driver, Thurs., Mar. 23, 2017

Rosetta makes startling ice discovery on comet, Wed., Mar. 22, 2017

Trappist-1: Hopes for life dwindle, Tues., Mar. 21, 2017

Groundbreaking space missions, student success focus of Aerospace Summit, Fri., Mar. 10, 2017

There could be an atmospheric escape route for Mars’ hydrogen, Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Mystery radiation ‘clouds’ may pose risk to air travelers, Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Akatsuki returns from the dead, Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

CU Boulder operating a new NASA mission to study space anomalies, Wed., Jan. 11, 2017



CU space mission to study upper atmosphere, Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

Revolutions in Understanding the Ionosphere, Earth’s Interface to Space, Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

The thundering launch of GOES-R, Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016

Keeping a Sharp Eye on the Environment from Space, Wed., Dec. 7, 2016

Colorado-built weather satellite launch set, Fri., Nov. 18, 2016

CU Boulder team to launch space weather tracker, Fri., Nov. 18, 2016

CU Students ENTER New Field With EXIS For NOAA… Create Sweet $105 Million Suite, Wed., Nov. 16, 2016

Weather satellite that will touch the lives of every American ready to launch, Wed., Nov. 16, 2016

Sun-observing MinXSS CubeSat to yield new insights into solar flares, Sun., Nov. 6, 2016

Careers, collaborations highlight 2016 AeroSpace Ventures Day, Fri., Oct. 28, 2016

MAVEN scientists observe ups and downs of water escape from Mars, Wed., Oct. 19, 2016

MAVEN mission gives unprecedented view of Mars, Mon., Oct. 17, 2016

Nasa praises UAE Mars mission, Mon., Oct. 3, 2016

CU Boulder to receive two governor’s awards for high-impact research, Wed., Aug. 31, 2016

Looking for Life on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus: Send a Flyby or Lander?, Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

What problems can solar storms cause?, Sun., Aug. 14, 2016

CU Boulder leads aerospace research, Wed., Aug. 10, 2016

Perfect Precision For MinXSS CubeSat Supplied By Blue Canyon Technologies—It’s All About Attitude, Fri., July 1, 2016

Colorado spacecraft reaches Jupiter on 4th of July, Wed., June 29, 2016

CU regents OK $9M ‘clean room’ to send a spacecraft to Mars, Fri., June 17, 2016

Air Force remote sensing lab to share space-based data, Thurs., June 9, 2016

CU-Boulder seeks to build $9M ‘clean room’ for Mars spacecraft, Wed., May 25, 2016

CU students help with recent NASA discovery, Wed., May 18, 2016

Best Places for STEM Grads 2016, Tues., Apr. 26, 2016

NASA’s K2 Mission Searches for Far Out and Wandering Worlds, Thurs., Apr. 7, 2016

Boulder scientists reap solar wind insights from New Horizons mission, Wed., Apr. 6, 2016

Dwarf planet Pluto is more geographically diverse than many planets, Thurs., Mar. 17, 2016


CU-Boulder satellite will study space weather, help communications satellites avoid sun flares, Wed., Dec. 2, 2015

NASA’s Europa Mission Will Hunt Down Moon Dust, Wed., Nov. 25, 2015

NASA’s MAVEN project reacts to water on Mars, Tues., Oct. 20, 2015

Space exploration: New Horizons, Wed., Sept. 16, 2015

UWF student researches ways to improve space missions, Tues., Aug. 18, 2015

Lake may have held last signs of life on Mars, Mon., Aug. 10, 2015

NASA: Mission discovers new planet in “Habitable” zone, Thurs., July 23, 2015

2 linked to spacecraft Arkansans, Sun., July 19, 2015

WAS THERE AN AURORA NEAR YOU?, Fri., July 17, 2015

Pluto Mission Has Fort Smith Ties, Thurs., July 16, 2015

New Horizons, mission with strong Boulder ties, cruises past Pluto and ‘phones home’, Wed., July 15, 2015

New Horizons “phones home,” CU-Boulder students, faculty elated, Wed., July 15, 2015

Lifting the Veil on Pluto’s Atmosphere, Wed., July 8, 2015

How Alan Stern’s tenacity, drive, and command got a NASA spacecraft to Pluto, Thurs., June 25, 2015

CU-built Student Dust Counter keeps vigil on the way to Pluto, Thurs., June 11, 2015

Students Measure Space Dust as New Horizons Heads for Pluto, Mon., May 25, 2015

Ever wondered how cloudy earth is at any one time?, Mon., May 11, 2015

NASA’s Mercury MESSENGER mission comes to an end, Thurs., Apr. 30, 2015

Messenger’s Mercury trip ends with a bang, and silence, Thurs. Apr. 30, 2015

Mercury mission, and CU-Boulder instrument, going out with bang, Wed., Apr. 29, 2015

From 55M miles away, students manage space probe, Tues., Apr. 28, 2015

Kepler Mission Team Awarded Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy, Mon., Mar. 23, 2015

Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have a warm ocean, Sat., Mar. 14, 2015

APL Leads Energetic Particle Team Research on NASA’s MMS Mission, Fre., Mar. 13, 2015

Suddenly, It Seems, Water Is Everywhere in Solar System, Thurs., Mar. 12, 2015

Researchers Think There’s A Warm Ocean On Enceladus, Thurs., Mar. 12, 2015

L-1 for NASA’s MMS mission launch and ULA is ready, Wed., Mar. 11, 2015

First Active Hydrothermal System Found beyond Earth, Wed., Mar. 11, 2015

CU-Boulder scientist played role in probing effects of rare solar ‘shockwave’, Sun., Feb. 22, 2015


NASA’s Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission, Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014

Earth’s Invisible ‘Star Trek’ Force Field Protects You From Killer Electrons, Mon., Dec. 1, 2014

Earth has its own ‘Star Trek’-like force field, study suggests, Mon., Dec. 1, 2014

Scientists: Earth has “Star Trek-like” shield from space radiation, Fri., Nov. 28, 2014

Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from ‘killer electrons’, Wed., Nov. 26, 2014

Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth, Wed., Nov. 26, 2014

From Kepler to K2: CU prepares for new space mission, Fri., Nov. 14, 2014

CU-Boulder makes contribution to first findings from comet’s Martian flyby, Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

CU students behind the controls of NASA spacecraft, Mon., Oct. 20, 2014

NASA releases first Mars images from CU-Boulder’s MAVEN mission, Wed., Sept. 24, 2014

Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S., Fri., Sept. 12, 2014

CU-Boulder to host free event Sept. 21 to watch orbit insertion of Mars spacecraft, Wed., Sept. 10, 2014

Making Research Data More Traceable, Wed., Sept. 3, 2014

Spare Off-the-Shelf Instrument Continues Solar Output Data with Excellent Results, Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

Colliding Atmospheres: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring, Tues., Aug. 12, 2014

Longmont students learn about science, engineering at rocket camp, Thurs., Aug. 7, 2014

Aerospace Industry Insights event highlights CU’s aerospace innovation and research, Thurs., July 31, 2014

CU-Boulder tied for first in number of American Geophysical Union Fellows elected in 2014, Thurs., July 31, 2014

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Cubesat Initiative, Wed., June 18, 2014

Pioneers of the Universe: CU’s LASP expands our knowledge of space, Fri., June 13, 2014

CU-Boulder, Jet Propulsion Lab to sign memorandum of understanding May 22, Thurs., May 22, 2014

Spacecraft with CU ties prepares for unprecedented plunge toward Venus, Sun., May 18, 2014

Kepler’s revival a major win for Boulder space community, Fri., May 16, 2014

Carrington-class CME Narrowly Misses Earth, Fri., May 2, 2014

What Happened to the Ancient Martian Atmosphere?, Sun., Apr. 27, 2014

The Future of Humanity Awaits in Deep Space, NASA Chief Says, Fri., Apr. 25, 2014

NASA chief Bolden spends day with CU-Boulder, Mon., Apr. 21, 2014

Boulder scientists celebrate discovery of most Earth-like planet yet, Thurs., Apr. 17, 2014

Unexpected teleconnections in noctilucent clouds, Wed., Apr. 16, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder April 18, Mon., Apr. 14, 2014

CU-Boulder researcher reports success for lunar dust study, Thurs., Apr. 3, 2014

Three CU-Boulder students win coveted Goldwater scholarships, Thurs., Apr. 3, 2014

The Moon has a Dusty Atmosphere, Fri., Mar. 21, 2014

Space Thief Or Hero? One Man’s Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend, Tues., Mar. 18, 2014

CU-Boulder-led study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool, Thurs., Mar. 13, 2014

Kepler Team Marks Five Years in Space, Thurs., Mar. 6, 2014

Boulder-supported Kepler mission notches discovery of 715 new planets, Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

CU-Boulder MAVEN mission set to finish under budget, Tues., Feb. 25, 2014

GOES EXIS Quadruplets Together in a Cleanroom “Nursery”, Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

WASP Gives NASA’s Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform, Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

LADEE Project Scientist Update: Milestones, Maneuvers and Moisture?, Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

Mars Deltas Key To Red Planet’s Potential Past Life, Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

Aurora borealis may dip into state tonight, say CU-Boulder experts, Thurs., Jan. 9, 2014


Electric-Blue Clouds Appear over Antarctica, Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Can the July 2012 solar storm help society prepare for disaster?, Tues., Dec. 10, 2013

CU-Boulder scientist: 2012 solar storm points up need for society to prepare, Mon., Dec. 9, 2013

Building TCTE: The Perfect Combination of Enthusiasm, Spare Parts and Resources, Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

CU-Boulder’s MAVEN rockets off, Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

Five coolest mission control rooms of all time, Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

New climate-studying imager makes first balloon flight, Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Scientists Discover the First Earth-size Rocky Planet, Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

NASA mission led by CU-Boulder will be first to explore Martian upper atmosphere, Mon., Oct. 28, 2013

Carbon nanotube chips go ballooning for climate science, Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Solar eruption could help Earth prepare for technology melt-down, Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

Could Comet Flybys Damage Mars Spacecraft?, Tues., Sept. 24, 2013

Mission Leader Bruce Jakosky’s MAVEN Prepares for Mars, Tues., Sept. 17, 2013

CU-Boulder-built instrument launches aboard lunar spacecraft, Fri., Sept. 6, 2013

Van Allen Probes Mark First Anniversary with New Discoveries and New Investigations, Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

CU-Boulder instrument to observe lunar dust, Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013

$6 million CU-Boulder instrument to fly on Sept. 6 NASA mission to moon, Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013

NASA’s Next Mars Mission to Unravel Secrets of Red Planet’s Atmosphere, Wed., Aug. 28, 2013

CU-Boulder research effort selected as NASA grant recipient, Thurs., Aug. 15, 2013

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Spurs Human Planetary Exploration Beyond Near-Earth Orbit, Mon., July 29, 2013

CU-Boulder researchers involved with discovery of particle accelerator in Van Allen radiation belts, Thurs., July 25, 2013

CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life, Tues., July 9, 2013

Early start for noctilucent clouds, Tues., June 25, 2013

Noctilucent—or night-shining—cloud season starts early in 2013, Mon., June 10, 2013

CU-Boulder prof to lead NASA campaign to study North American air quality, Thurs., June 6, 2013

Water-rock reaction may provide enough hydrogen ‘food’ to sustain life in cool parts of the ocean’s crust or on Mars, Thurs., May 30, 2013

Mars messages sought for MAVEN upper atmosphere mission in November, Thurs., May 2, 2013

Wellington Middle School 100K team rising high with science, Fri., Apr. 19, 2013

Boulder-built Kepler spacecraft identifies distant planets with life potential, Thurs., Apr. 18, 2013

CU’s Lab for Atmospheric and Space Physics to collaborate on $55M NASA imaging mission, Wed., Apr. 17, 2013

CU-Boulder lands $36 million grant for space weather exploration, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013

CU-Boulder to receive $36 million from NASA for space weather mission, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013

Toon awarded distinguished lectureship, Thurs., Apr. 4, 2013

Mysterious electron stash found hidden among Van Allen belts, Thurs., Mar. 7, 2013

A Natural Particle Accelerator, Far Above the Planet
NPR, Talk of the Nation,
March 1, 2013

NASA probes find new radiation belt circling Earth, Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

Radiation ring around Earth mysteriously appears, then dissipates, Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013

CU-Boulder researchers contribute to revelations about third radiation belt encircling Earth, Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013

NASA’s Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth, Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System, Wed., Feb. 20, 2013

Boulder scientists key to discovering smallest planet outside our solar system, Wed., Feb. 20, 2013

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door, Sun., Feb. 10, 2013

MAVEN spacecraft enters environmental testing phase at Lockheed Martin, Fri., Feb. 8, 2013

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door, Wed., Feb. 6, 2013

Panasonic completes University of Colorado PV system, Wed., Jan. 30, 2013

How on Earth, Tues., Jan. 29, 2013

Sun-Gazing Sorce Satellite, Designed To Last 5 Years, Turns 10, Mon., Jan. 28, 2013

Built with 5-year lifespan, CU-Boulder’s SORCE satellite marks decade in space, Thurs., Jan. 24, 2013

SORCE Satellite Outlasts Mission Life And Keeps On Truckin’, Thurs., Jan. 24, 2013

CU-Boulder’s sun-gazing SORCE satellite, designed to last 5 years, turns 10, Tues., Jan. 22, 2013

FYI #9: Science Committee Reviews and Discusses National Academies Heliophysics Decadal Survey, Thurs., Jan. 17, 2013

Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013

CU-Boulder researcher John Gosling honored by National Academy of Sciences, Tues, Jan. 8, 2013

National Academy of Sciences honors CU-Boulder researcher, Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

Academy Honors 18 for Major Contributions to Science, Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

NASA Kepler Scientist Honored by National Academy of Sciences, Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

NASA’s Kepler Discovers 461 New Planet Candidates, Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

CuriousMars: 2013 to Debut U. S. and Indian Mars Atmospheric Orbiters while Challenging China In Asian Space Race, Fri., Jan. 4, 2013


13 new space missions for 2013, Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

Space Missions 2013: NASA, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Cygnus & Others Have Big Plans For New Year, Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

Cleanliness is key for robotic space explorers, Sat., Dec. 22, 2012(Mirrored link at

Maven’s Haven: NASA’s Next Mars Mission Preps for Launch, Thurs., Dec. 20, 2012

Maven’s Haven: NASA’s Next Mars Mission Preps for Launch, Thurs., Dec. 20, 2012

Maven’s Haven: NASA’s Next Mars Mission Preps for Launch, Wed., Dec. 19, 2012

Radiation Belts Around Earth Are Surprisingly Dynamic, NASA ‘Van Allen’ Space Probes Find, Tues., Dec. 4, 2012

Earth’s Radiation Belts Surprisingly Dynamic, New Probes Find, Tues., Dec. 4, 2012

NASA’s Messenger probe, carrying CU-built instrument, finds ice on Mercury, Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012

CU-Boulder’s Remote Sensing Instrument Package Delivered for Mars Spacecraft Integration, Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

Remote-sensing instrument for MAVEN spacecraft delivered, Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars, Sun., Nov. 18, 2012

Instrument Package Delivered for NASA’s Upcoming MAVEN Mars Mission, Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

Instrument Delivered for NASA’s Upcoming Mars Mission, Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

Instrument Delivered for NASA’s Upcoming Mars Mission, Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope’s Primary Mission Completed, Begins Newest Assignment, Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012

Citizen scientists discover four-star planet, Tues., Oct. 16, 2012

Moonstruck: Another lunar landing captivates researchers but eludes resources
USA Today, Fri., Sept. 21, 2012

Update on NASA’s Radiation Storm Belt Probe Mission, Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

Next Mars Mission Enters Final Phase Before Launch, Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012

New RBSP Instrument Telemetry Provides ‘Textbook’ Excitement, Thurs, Sept. 13, 2012

CU-led Mars mission gets green light from NASA; launch expected in late 2013, Tues., Sept. 11, 2012

NASA Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting Two Suns, Wed., Aug. 29, 2012

CU-Boulder instruments to help unlock mystery of Earth’s radiation belts, Thurs., Aug. 23, 2012

41 New Transiting Planets in Kepler Field of View, Thurs., Aug. 23, 2012

Researchers gear up for NASA radiation belt space mission, Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

Dwarf planet, dwarf controversy, Mon., Aug. 20, 2012

New Report Presents Research Program for Solar and Space Physics Over the Next Decade, Mon., Aug. 20, 2012

NRC Report Proposes New Program to Advance Scientific Understanding of Sun and Space Weather, Thurs., Aug. 16, 2012

10-year plan for space physics put forward, Wed., Aug. 15, 2012

Heliophysics survey: small is beautiful, Wed., Aug. 15, 2012

CU-Boulder satellite may launch as early as Aug. 14, Tues., Aug. 7, 212

Why Mars again? A look at NASA’s latest venture, Mon., Aug. 6, 2012

Curiosity’s Boulder-built detector set to measure radiation on Mars, Mon., Aug. 6, 2012

Tiny CU-Boulder satellite may launch as early as Aug. 14, Wed., Aug. 1, 2012

Is Pluto a planet? You decide., Sun., July 31, 2012

Can tweets recap a new media space workshop?, Tues., July 24, 2012

Moon dust in my hand a levitating experience, Sun., July 22, 2012

CU works to keep long-running record of solar energy measurements intact, Sat., July 21, 2012

Ball Aerospace’s STPSat-3 to Fly Solar TIM Instrument for NOAA, Thurs., July 19, 2012

Could Crowd-Funding Project Save the Planet From a Deadly Asteroid?, Tues., July 3, 2012

First private deep-space telescope to hunt asteroids, Thurs., June 28, 2012

Boulder’s Ball Aerospace tapped to build asteroid-tracking satellite, Thurs., June 28, 2012

World’s 1st Private Deep-Space Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids, Thurs., June 28, 2012

How many? The pimply face of Mars has 635,000 impact craters (and counting) on its surface, Tues., June 12, 2012

Over 635,000 Martian Craters Cataloged, Tues., June 12, 2012

Earth bathed in high-energy radiation from colossal mystery blast, Tues., June 5, 2012

New Report: Hazardous Near Earth Objects—Communicating the Risk, Mon., June 4, 2012

Mystery over the giant cosmic explosion of 774AD, Mon., June 4, 2012

Mysterious radiation burst recorded in tree rings, Sun., June 3, 2012

Dusty “DAP-2012” workshop, Fri., May 18, 2012

NASA Extends Kepler, Spitzer, Planck Missions, Fri., Apr. 6, 2012

Kepler Gets Four More Years, Thurs., Apr. 5, 2012

Extension of Kepler mission means more work for CU-Boulder students, Wed., Apr. 4, 2012

NASA’s Kepler Mission Awarded Mission Extension, Wed., Apr. 4, 2012

CU LASP’s Kepler team wins top space program award

Predicted Solar Storm Fizzles Out, More Storms Likely, Sat., Mar. 10, 2012

Solar storm could become severe ‘bell ringer’ in next 24 hours, Thurs., Mar. 8, 2012

Solar Flare: What If Biggest Known Sun Storm Hit Today?, Thurs., Mar. 8, 2012

NASA’s Kepler Releases New Catalog- 2,321 Planet Candidates, Sat., Mar. 3, 2012

Cities blacked out for up to a year, $2 TRILLION of damage – with a 1 in 8 chance of solar ‘megastorm’ by 2014, experts explore the worst that could happen, Fri., Mar. 2, 2012

Exosphere Confirmed at Saturn’s Moon Dione, Wed., Feb. 29, 2012

Carrying two CU instruments, Voyager 1 prepares to leave solar system, Sat., Feb. 11, 2012

NASA’s Kepler Announces 11 New Planetary Systems, Thurs., Jan. 26, 2012

Solar Storms Ramping Up, Tue., Jan. 24, 2012

Star Power, Tues., Jan. 10, 2012

CU Students at Spacecraft Controls, Mon., Jan. 9, 2012


Mars mission given green light by NASA to proceed to development, Wed., Oct. 6, 2010


New Horizons Team Remembers The Girl Who Named Pluto, May 12, 2009


NASA Selects CU-Boulder to Lead $485 Million Mars Mission, Sept. 15, 2008

Strange Clouds Spotted at the Edge of Space, Sept. 1, 2008


On the way to Mercury, a stop at Venus, June 5, 2007

AIM is true for CU: NASA polar-cloud mission safely in orbit around Earth, Apr. 26, 2007


CU awarded $2.2M for space studies, Aug. 1, 2006

New Horizons hardware out of this world, Jan. 15, 2006