Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)

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

  • Nine students study geosciences at UNH.
    - Closing the Gap
    Nine undergrads traveled from the Mid-Atlantic to take part in an intensive geoscience research program at UNH.  Read More
  • tall blades of kelp seaweed in the Gulf of Maine
    - Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing “Patchy” Seascape
    The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, from the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine to more frequent and severe storms and the increase of invasive turf seaweed. UNH... Read More
  • Looking Northward
    - Looking Northward
    The University of New Hampshire has joined the University of the Arctic, marking an official pledge to continue and expand on its polar expertise. Read More
  • Nell Campbell authored a report for the United Nations.
    - A United Effort
    Countries around the world have pledged to adopt new measures that will improve their land and soil health thanks in part to UNH. Read More
  • Fully thawed fens.
    - Mercury Rising
    Arctic communities who bear witness to the early impacts of climate change are grappling with a new challenge. Read More
  • Snowy trail in a northern forest
    - Winter Is Coming. Or Is It?
    “Winter is coming,” the saying goes. But is it? New research from UNH has found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could... Read More
  • Artist Lindsay Olson next to her textile art.
    - The Art of Sound
    A new collaboration between acoustics research and art is set to make waves at UNH this autumn. Read More
  • Prime Time
    - Prime Time
    Members from the UNH team who won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Sept. 18 to discuss their winning design from the... Read More
  • Erik Hobbie travels abroad.
    - Have Work, Will Travel
    Sometimes an extended trip abroad — or maybe a few — can offer new perspectives for those in the STEM fields.  Read More
  • NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited UNH to meet with faculty members and students
    - NASA Lands at UNH
    NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen meet with faculty members and students working on space science projects.   Read More