Space Science

Recent Stories

  • Colorful image of Van Allen radiation belts around Earth
    - Van Allen Discovery
    UNH researchers have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts that circle the Earth during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never... Read More
  • UNH professor of physics Mark McConnell
    - McConnell Is New SwRI-EOS Director
    Professor of physics Mark McConnell is the new director of the collaborative Southwest Research Institute Earth, Oceans and Space department at UNH. Read More
  • UNH Space Science Director Lynn Kistler
    - Union Fellow
    UNH physics professor Lynn Kistler has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the largest single organization dedicated to the advancement of geophysics. Read More
  • Harlan Spence, physics professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
    - Space Man Spence
    Harlan Spence, director of UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, has been appointed to the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read More
  • large group of scientists and students pose beneath a rocket ship
    - Miracle in Space
    Six years ago, a team from UNH’s Space Science Center performed a miracle.  Read More
  • Chris Whitney
    - California Dreamin'
    The UNH booth, hosted here by Tara Hicks Johnson, outreach specialist at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, was a popular destination for would-be graduate students and... Read More
  • thunderstorm
    - Into the Storm
    Being one of the world’s leading lightning experts is perilous business. For UNH’s Joseph Dwyer, it meant mistakenly flying a small plane into a violent thunderstorm. “I really... Read More
  • Cosmic Rays
    - Sun Screening
    It could be the subject of a science fiction B movie: Space travelers to Mars bombarded by cosmic rays. But it’s science fact, the primary finding of major research out of UNH’s... Read More
  • Harlan Spence
    - Mr. Spence Goes to Washington
    UNH astrophysicist Harlan E. Spence was one of four panelists at a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 24, on “super storms” that can have profound effects on America's economy,... Read More
  • students in medical gowns and masks
    - For These UNH Students, It Is Rocket Science
    Long before it blasts into space March 12, the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will have launched the careers of would-be rocket scientists who contributed to the mission... Read More