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During the brief duration of the eclipse, the Citizen CATE teams will use telescopes to take polarization observations of the sun, like those shown in this image of the 2023 Australian total solar eclipse. Polarization observations allow scientists to better understand the solar corona. When compiled, the teams’ observations of the corona will result in a roughly 60-minute video. Credit: Citizen CATE

April 5, 2024

LASP participates in Citizen CATE 2024 to observe sun’s corona during eclipse

An artist's rendition of the Europa Clipper spacecraft flying above the icy moon Europa, with Jupiter visible in the background. Credit: NASA JPL

April 2, 2024

NASA’s Juno mission reveals less oxygen on Europa

A team of researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, including Xu Wang (second from left), and the Colorado School of Mines was named a winner in the 2023 NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Pictured from left to right: Florence Tan, Chair of the NASA Small Spacecraft Coordination Group (SSCG) and Deputy Chief Technologist for NASA SMD; Dr. Xu Wang, Co-founder of Space Dust Research & Technologies and Research Scientist at LASP; Kenneth Liang, Co-founder of Orbital Mining Corp. and graduate student at Mines; Dr. Carolyn Mercer, Chief Technologist for NASA SMD. Credit: NASA

April 1, 2024

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

March 24, 2024

NASA’s mission to Europa isn’t meant to find alien life – but it could

by New Scientist

March 18, 2024

As Voyager 1’s mission draws to a close, one planetary scientist reflects on its legacy

by CU Boulder Today
The Chancellor's Parent Leadership Society Board held their spring meeting at LASP in February. Credit: LASP/CU Boulder

March 12, 2024

LASP welcomes the Chancellor’s Parent Society Leadership Board

March 4, 2024

An Ocean Moon Thought to Be Habitable May Be Oxygen-Starved

by The New York Times

February 26, 2024

What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet

by The New Yorker

February 15, 2024

Empty Space: A LASP Artist in Residence Exhibition opens at the Boulder Public Library

The University of Colorado Board of Regents and members of CU leadership recently toured CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), learning about the lab’s 75-year history and upcoming work. Credit: CU Boulder

February 15, 2024

LASP welcomes University of Colorado Board of Regents

A group photo of Willow Reed, Skylar Shaver, David Brain, Alexandra Lockhart, Mario Miguel Echevarria, and Clark Riley, the leads and artists of the LASP Artist in Residence Program. As part of the program, the artists and scientists hosted local elementary school groups to learn about LASP science through art. Credit: LASP

January 31, 2024

Teaching creative thinking in science through art: LASP artists-in-residence program hosts local elementary students

Photo credit: CU Boulder/Ryan Vachon

December 22, 2023

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