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RadLab: In service to society

Though in its early days the activities of the Radiation Laboratory were top secret, the world would soon learn of and benefit from its research.| Short Read

The origins of the Radiation Lab – or RadLab, as it is sometimes called – can be traced all the way back to the period immediately following the end of World War II, when a portion of the Willow Run Airport, originally built for aircraft (and, in particular, production of the B-24 Liberator bomber), was sold to the University of Michigan for a mere dollar.

See what this center ultimately turned into, and the many research paths it would pursue, in this RadLab Story.

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BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of. | Medium Read