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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

  • Photo credit: Justin Hartney
    - Rocket Science
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    - How Mentorship Can Help Diversify STEM
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    - Back to Orbit
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  • David Fredriksson stands by the UNH pier in New Castle.
    - Sustaining the Seas
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  • Brightly colored graphic representing theoretical simulations of magnetic fields.
    - Magnetism in Three Dimensions
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  • UNH professor Jeffrey Halpern stands outside Kingsbury Hall
    - Boosting Biomanufacturing
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    - Solar Windfall
    UNH researchers have been selected to lead a NASA mission with a budget of $250 million to understand how the sun impacts the space environment around the Earth. Read More