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cu boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space




a solar instrument package designed and built by the university of colorado boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch dec. 12 aboard a spacex rocket from nasa's kennedy space center in florida.



cu boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space




a solar instrument package known as tsis designed and built by cu boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is set for launch aboard a spacex rocket from nasa's kennedy space center in florida. credit: nasaa solar instrument package designed and built by the university of colorado boulder to help...



cu boulder solar instruments, roughly size of a buffalo, headed to space




the university of colorado is primed for the approaching launch of its $90 million instrument package built in boulder and destined for the international space station, where it will enhance the ability to monitor the earth's climate.the total and spectral solar irradiance sensor, known as the tsis-...



cu boulder instruments destined for space station reach florida




a solar instrument package designed and built by the university of colorado and seen as key to monitoring the earth's climate has arrived at nasa's kennedy space center in florida in preparation for a launch in november.known as the total and spectral solar irradiance sensor, designed and built by c...



imperial instrument ready to study the sun




artist's impression of the solar orbiter. credit: esa/aoesimperial's contribution to the solar orbiter mission, which will go closer to the sun than anything so far, is ready to fly after extensive testing. solar orbiter is a european space agency mission carrying ten instruments to measure many dif...



nasa, esa spacecraft track solar storm through space




our sun is active: not only does it release a constant stream of material, called the solar wind, but it also lets out occasional bursts of faster-moving material, known as coronal mass ejections, or cmes. nasa researchers wish to improve our understanding of cmes and how they move through space bec...



keeping solar clean: boulder county firms work to recycle toxic panel components




fifty years into the solar revolution, millions of solar panels power homes and businesses across the united states. colorado, for instance, is ranked 11th in the nation for solar use, with 48 manufacturers statewide. yet as they become more common, concern remains about the toxic nature of solar pa...



boulder's swri sounding rocket set to launch friday




don hassler a sounding rocket first developed by boulder's southwest research institute as a prototype for nasa's next generation of space-based solar spectrographs is set to make its third flight friday from white sands, n.m.according to a news release, the rapid acquisition imaging spectrograph ex...



zero gravity: graphene for space applications




two experiments this year will test graphene in different space-related applications for use in satellites. graphene-based solar sails will be tested in microgravity in a drop-tower experiment, while graphene-modified heat pumps for onboard satellite electronics will be tested in a parabolic flight....



boulder researchers team in spotting immense solar event at mars




two teams of boulder researchers helped detect an unexpected strong blast from the sun that hit mars earlier this month and lit up the planet "like a lightbulb," according to one scientist.the solar event was observed by nasa missions both in orbit and on the surface, led by two boulder teams, the u...



nasa detects solar flare pulses at sun and earth




nasa's solar dynamics observatory captured these images of an x-class flare on feb. 15, 2011. credit: nasa's goddard space flight center/sdowhen our sun erupts with giant explosions—such as bursts of radiation called solar flares—we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well ...



nasa watches the sun put a stop to its own eruption




on sept. 30, 2014, multiple nasa observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. a filament—a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar eruptions—rose from the surface, gaining energy and speed as it soared. but instead ...



nasa watches the sun put a stop to its own eruption




on sept. 30, 2014, multiple nasa observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. a filament -- a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar eruptions -- rose from the surface, gaining energy and speed as it soared. but instea...



nasa-funded sounding rocket will take 1,500 images of sun in 5 minutes




on may 5, 2017, scientists will launch a sounding rocket 200 miles up into the atmosphere, where in just five minutes, it will take 1,500 images of the sun. the nasa-funded raise mission is designed to scrutinize split-second changes occurring near the sun's active regions -- areas of intense, compl...



zero gravity: graphene for space applications




researchers and students in the graphene flagship are preparing for two exciting experiments in collaboration with the european space agency (esa) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. both experiments will launch between 6-17th november 2017, testing graphene in zero-gravity con...



east boulder county residents form solar co-op




more info:east boulder solar coalition on facebook: facebook.com/eabosocoin february, lisa hering was stuck in a "decision paralysis." overwhelmed by the amount of information available on solar panels, she and her husband were unable to pull the trigger on installing solar for their home."then we s...



nasa detects solar flare pulses at sun and earth




when our sun erupts with giant explosions -- such as bursts of radiation called solar flares -- we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near earth. but monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many perspectives, much the way weather sens...



cu boulder mountain biker suffers broken arm on boulder county's hall ranch




a university of colorado boulder student broke her arm after falling while mountain biking at hall ranch open space in boulder county on tuesday.the boulder county sheriff's office, boulder county parks and open space and the lyons fire department were called at 4 p.m. on a report of an injured moun...



physicists reveal experimental verification of a key source of fast reconnection




magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster than theory says that it should. now researchers at the u.s. department of energy's (doe) princeton plasma physics laboratory (pppl)...



a new approach to forecasting solar flares




artist's impression of a solar flare and the twisted magnetic field that carries away the ejected solar material. credit: g.valori, m. berger & nasa sdothe emerging discipline of space meteorology aims to reliably predict solar flares so that we may better guard against their effects. using 3-d nume...



september 2017's intense solar activity viewed from space




image: the intense solar activity also sparked global aurora on mars more than 25 times brighter than any previously seen by nasa's mars atmosphere and volatile evolution, or maven, mission. maven... view more credit: credit: nasa/gsfc/univ. of colorado/laspseptember 2017 saw a spate of solar acti...



explore space with these apple tv apps




for those who want to encourage their child’s interest in space and the solar system.if your kids are curious about the sun, moon, planets, and everything to do with the solar system, then encourage that interest with star walk kids – explore space for apple tv. with details about the constellat...



space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhere




our ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space. the grandest such events are massive clouds that erupt from the sun, called coronal mass ejections, or cmes. these solar storms often come first with some kind of warning—the bright flash of a flare, a burst of heat or a flurry o...



four creative 'experiments' showcase the potential of google assistant




google is showcasing four google assistant apps that are part of what the company calls “voice experiments,” and they’re seriously awesome.editor's pickgoogle home commands – a comprehensive guide to them all! so you just got your new google home, and now you're probably wondering what to do...



the international space station crosses the solar eclipse




in this video, the international space station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second during the solar eclipse on monday near banner, wyoming. a high speed camera, shooting at 1,500 frames per second, was used to capture the event.the total solar eclipse was sw...