BU Astrophysicist Joins NASA Team to Study UFOs
Over the next nine months, Joshua Semeter will study footage of unidentified flying objects to help figure out their origin.
Seven BU Latinx Researchers Making a Difference
From social work to astronomy to the law, these leaders are pushing scientific and scholarly boundaries—and lifting up the next generation of Latinx academics.
Live from Space, BU Alum and Astronaut Bob Hines Talks Gravity, Lasagna, NASA Careers
University event lets high school students and others ask questions of astronauts on the International Space Station.
NASA Gives Boost to BU-led Effort to Model Solar System’s Protective Bubble
Space agency’s five-year grant supports research into the heliosphere and work to diversify space physics.
First Woman to Lead NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Is a BU Alum
Janet Petro (MET’88) foresees great things from rise of private space companies and a return to the moon
12 Breakthroughs That Wowed Us in 2019
From climate science to fake news, these discoveries are sure to keep making waves in the next decade 2019 will go down in history as the year that an international team of researchers, including two BU astronomers, captured the first image of a black hole. Photo courtesy of Event Horizon Telescope. Still looking for a […]
Meet BU’s Six CAREER Award Recipients
These BU researchers will use their National Science Foundation funding to develop new methods and solutions in their fields of study Boston University researchers recently received CAREER awards, granted from the National Science Foundation, with one of the six winners investigating space weather in order to safeguard satellites and other orbiting technologies making their way […]
Searching for Life around the Stars
BU researcher studies M Dwarfs for clues Is there life out there? Mark Veyette studies the most common star type in our solar system for clues. Photo by Cydney Scott. To the epic search for life on other planets, Mark Veyette brings some of science’s most formidable technology: 300-pound infrared telescopes in Hawaii. The supercomputer […]
NSF Program Brings Budding Astronomers to BU
Students paired with faculty on research projects BU’s Merav Opher meets with Mark Hubbert and Matt Schuler, students visiting campus through a National Science Foundation program that lets them access University resources in astronomy and space physics. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Many of us thrill to the breathtaking views of outer space permitted by telescopes and spacecraft. […]
ENG Alum Bob Hines Is NASA Astronaut Candidate
Elite group of 12 chosen from 18,000-plus who applied Bob Hines (ENG’97) earned one of 12 astronaut candidate slots this year, with help from 76 combat missions and 5 years as a NASA research pilot. Photo (right) courtesy of NASA. BU has many alumni in high places, but Bob Hines is bound for greater heights. He […]