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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

  • Image of Earth's magnetic field and solar flare from nearby sun.
    - Current Events
    Researchers are using artificial intelligence and student-built magnetometers to improve space weather forecasting and prepare for power outages those storms cause. Read More
  • Banafsheh Ferdousi
    - Stormy Weather
    Banafsheh Ferdousi, a research scientist in the UNH Space Science Center, has received $800,000 from NASA to study space weather that impacts our technology. Read More
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.
    - Can You Hear Me Now?
    New research focuses on human-induced ocean noises, their impacts on marine life, and offers suggestions for healthier soundscapes. Read More
  • Nada Al-Haddad
    - Brighter Days Ahead
    Nada Al-Haddad, a research assistant professor in the UNH Space Science Center, has been awarded a prestigious four-year, $690,000 NASA grant to support her solar-based research... Read More
  • Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn
    - Excellence in Citations
    Forty-one current and emeritus UNH researchers are among the world's 100,000 most cited, according to a new study. Read More
  • The Autonomous Surface Vehicle team stands next to a yellow vessel.
    - Seas the Day
    A team of UNH scientists won first place in an international competition for virtual autonomous ocean-going robotics. Read More
  • Joe Souney inspects an ice core from Antarctica.
    - Core Planning
    UNH scientists received an NSF grant to plan the logistics of ice core research in a remote section of Antarctica. Read More
  • Andy Armstrong aboard research vessel.
    - Hydrographic Honor
    NOAA has awarded UNH oceanographer Andy Armstrong a Gold Medal for his contributions to delineate the U.S. extended continental shelf. Read More
  • Bill McDowell and Larry Mayer
    - Geophysical Fellows
    Professors Larry Mayer and Bill McDowell have been named fellows of the American Geophysical Union. Read More
  • Drone shot of UNH campus with brilliant autumn colors
    - Collaborative to the CoRE
    UNH's Collaborative Research Excellence initiative has funded 14 interdisciplinary projects. Read More