University of Michigan researchers were able to accurately predict when and where the probe would cross an important barrier in the sun’s atmosphere.
Parker Solar Probe data bolsters theories in long-running solar riddle
Prof. Renno interviewed for Michigan Radio’s Stateside program
The planetary scientist discusses the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the wake of the creation of the new Department of Defense UFO group.
Dr. Van Noord discusses NASA DART mission propulsion system
Mission will test planetary defense system against potential hazards to Earth.
CLASP students celebrate first authorship on scientific papers
Nine Climate & Space students published their first lead-author paper this year.
NASA SunRISE mission progresses into next phase
The Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, or SunRISE, is an array of six small CubeSats that will work together to study solar activity.
Prof. Gombosi to give keynote at 2021 U-M Engineering Research Symposium
The Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science will discuss the impact of the space environment on human technologies.
Space Physics Research Laboratory to build “main electronics box” for DAVINCI mission instrument
SPRL will provide components for the Venus Mass Spectrometer (VMS)
BepiColombo mission makes its first pass by Mercury
The spacecraft captured its first views of the smallest planet in our Solar System.
Prof. Sushil Atreya elected as an AGU Fellow
The AGU Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space science through a breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their field.
Prof. Gombosi named to new NOAA Space Weather Advisory Group
The new NOAA group will advise on improving our ability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from space weather storms.
Climate & Space alum to lead NASA MAVEN mission to Mars
The mission has enabled scientists to understand the history of the Martian atmosphere and climate.
Prof. Kivelson to receive 2021 James Clerk Maxwell Prize
Honored for “For ground-breaking discoveries in space plasma physics…”
Answers Inc. – A brief history of U-M’s Space Physics Research Laboratory
For 75 years, SPRL has sent instruments skyward to help us better understand Earth, space, our sun and more.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
In The Conversation, Chris Ruf explains how CYGNSS can find the source ocean microplastics and aid in future clean up.
Tracking ocean microplastics from space
Satellites give new insights on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plus sources and flows of ocean microplastic.
Professor Sushil Atreya will play a leading role on the DAVINCI+ Mission to Venus
The new NASA mission will be the first to study the atmosphere of Venus since 1978.