College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

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    - Aging Assistance
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    - Small Wonder
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    - Wave Power
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    - Sequencing Variants
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    - CAREER Builders
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    - Granite State Warming
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    - Canadian Kudos
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    - Particle Physics Progress
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