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NASA’s SDO Spots A Lunar Transit

October 20, 2017 – On October 19, 2017, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) when it crossed the spacecraft’s view of the Sun. The lunar transit lasted about 45 minutes, between 1:41 and 2:25 p.m. MDT, with the…

October 19, 2017

Community Invited To Groundbreaking For CU Aerospace Engineering Building October 26 October 19, 2017 – CU Boulder invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, October 26, to kick off construction of a new…

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Finds Mars Has A Twisted Tail

October 19, 2017 – Mars has an invisible magnetic “tail” that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft is in…

October 18, 2017

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden To Give Lecture At Colorado School Of Mines Oct. 23 October 18, 2017 – Astronaut Al Worden, one of only 24 humans to fly to the moon, will recount his experience as the Apollo 15…

October 17, 2017

Mines Professors Connected To Landmark Cosmic Discovery October 17, 2017 – Astronomers and astrophysicists worldwide are celebrating a landmark discovery: For the first time, scientists have not only detected gravitational waves – ripples in space-time – from the collision of…

October 16, 2017

Half-Lit Dione October 16, 2017 – Saturn’s moon Dione is captured in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, half in shadow and half in light. Sinuous canyons carve interconnected paths across the moon’s icy landscape. Subtle variations in brightness hint…

October 13, 2017

Astronomers Find Potential Solution Into How Planets Form October 13, 2017 – The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist. Read More NASA Seeking Public-Private Partnership…