The “Lucy” mission will cross billions of miles to visit multiple asteroids known as Trojans. Colorado scientists will build the spacecraft and direct the mission.
Humanity may have just gained the upper hand in the galactic battle against solar storms.
The $800 million mission will pull alongside Bennu, a NASA-classified “potentially hazardous asteroid,” in 2018. The spacecraft will study the asteroid, collect a piece of it and return the sample to Earth.
The image is the result of light bending through a camera lens in the Hubble Telescope, NASA says. Party poopers.
A University of Colorado research project reveals new insight into what causes dust clouds on the moon. It was aboard a NASA spacecraft that crashed into the far side of the moon on Friday.
"Cosmos" is back on television and capturing the imaginations of Coloradans. Doug Duncan, director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium, answers Coloradans’ questions about the series and our universe.
Colorado astronaut Steve Swanson snaps photos during his third trip to space.
Colorado’s United Launch Alliance, which employs more than 1,700 people in the state, faces the end of its monopoly on Air Force launch contracts after the recent success of the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket.
A Colorado lab is capturing vivid images of Saturn with the Earth in the distant background. They're an update to the famous “Pale Blue Dot” photograph romanticized by Carl Sagan.
Slideshow: Pictures of Saturn captured by the Cassini imaging team, based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, have generated international buzz over the past few weeks. Imaging team leader Carolyn Porco says they're an improvement over the infamous "Pale blue dot" photograph captured by Voyager more than 30 years ago and romanticized by Carl Sagan.