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Meteors help Martian clouds form

Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s typical weather, entering into the...
Sunspots appear on the surface of Earth's sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)

Simulations suggest that our sun may have dual personality

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a computer simulation of the sun’s interior and discovered the hints that the Sun may have a dual...
An artist's depiction of a superflare on an alien star. (Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Player)

Rare superflares could one day threaten Earth

Superflares are massive bursts of energy from the surface of a star. They eject Superflares are massive bursts of energy from the surface of...
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Strange phenomenon: Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

Hitting an ultrathin magnet with laser abruptly de-magnetizes it. Such sub-picosecond magnetization manipulation via femtosecond optical pumping. However, this strange phenomenon is not yet...
An artist's rendering of Sedna, which looks reddish in color in telescope images. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of ‘detached objects’

A new study by the scientists at the CU Boulder offered up a new theory for the existence of planetary oddities like Sedna—an icy...
Sarah Black, who recently completed her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at CU Boulder, collects water samples from Laguna Caliente. Image: Brian Hynek

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

According to a recent publication, microbes living inside toxic volcanic lake could guide scientists looking for signs of ancient life on Mars. Microbes living in a...
NGC 6240 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and blocked star formation in galaxy

The new examination by the CU Boulder investigates a cosmic system called NGC 6240. NGC 6240 contains two supermassive black holes at the center and...
A device developed by NIST, seen here, converts laser light into pairs of “entangled” photons that researchers then measure to generate a string of truly random numbers. (Credit: Shalm/NIST)

New quantum method develops really random numbers

CU Boulder scientists in collaboration with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) a technique for creating numbers ensured to be arbitrary by quantum mechanics....
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Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

Most electric vehicles can travel between 100 and 250 miles on a single charge, depending on the make and model. But charging stations are...