03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CU-Boulder Students Get Grant To Build Tiny Spacecraft To Explore 'Killer Electrons'

University of Colorado students will build a tiny spacecraft to observe particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and their interaction with Earth's atmosphere, according to CU.

The university's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the aerospace engineering sciences department were awarded a grant of $840,000 over three years from the National Science Foundation for the project.

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