The University of Colorado at Boulder, (CU Boulder), was established in 1876 as a public university. CU Boulder offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student body of 29,700 students. CU is ranked with a high research activity. In recent history, CU Boulder received funds to establish the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, JILA, and management funds for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's NIST-F-1 Atomic clock.

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Hopping space dust makes asteroids look rougher

Like corn kernels popping in a frying pan, tiny grains of dust may hop around on the surface of asteroids, according to a new study from physicists at CU Boulder.

Physicists make leaps in reading out qubits with laser light

Qubits are a basic building block for quantum computers, but they're also notoriously fragile—tricky to observe without erasing their information in the process. Now, new research from the University of Colorado Boulder ...

Astronauts may one day drink water from ancient moon volcanoes

Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions broke loose on the moon, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the orb's surface in hot lava. Over the eons, that lava created the dark blotches, or maria, ...

A young, sun-like star may hold warnings for life on Earth

Astronomers spying on a stellar system located dozens of lightyears from Earth have, for the first time, observed a troubling fireworks show: A star, named EK Draconis, ejected a massive burst of energy and charged particles ...

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