The moon is a harsh and forbidding place. But humans might be able to establish long-term bases there inside of caves. A team of UW Madison researchers is working on a way to discover and explore those caves from here on Earth. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM News

NASA satellites are recording an unprecedented amount of data about the Earth and transmitting it down to us. To help make sense of it all, the agency has turned to UW-Madison’s Tracey Holloway. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News



Wisconsin native William Boruck built a prestigious career at NASA, where he was known as the “planet hunter.” Now, some are speculating he may have given humans their first glimpse of alien life. more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM News


Matthew Laznicka

Only 837 pounds of lunar material came down to earth with the U.S. missions, so even the smallest amount is impossibly precious. A few years ago, noodling around online, I discovered that many of the Apollo lunar samples had vanished. more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

On Tuesday, "Salon" reported that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved 25 universities to fly drones in U.S. airspace. Included on the list is the University of Wisconsin. But this isn't something well known, even among campus administrat more

May 2, 2012 9:12 PM News