Space agency’s five-year grant supports research into the heliosphere and work to diversify space physics.
Janet Petro (MET’88) foresees great things from rise of private space companies and a return to the moon
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 […]
CAS scientists view ionosphere from both hemispheres BU Imaging Science Laboratory researchers (from left) Carlos Martinis, Michael Mendillo, Joei Wroten, and Jeffrey Baumgardner. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi. Who says you can’t be two places at the same time? At an MIT observatory west of Boston, a BU-built, three-foot-long, tubular camera stares with feline patience at […]
BU physicist John Clarke looks to the red planet for clues about Earth’s future John T. Clarke, director of BU’s Center for Space Physics, was part of the team that proposed MAVEN and is now a scientific co-investigator on the mission. Photo by Rob Timko. At this moment, a NASA satellite called MAVEN is circling Mars, and it’s covered […]