Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

featured Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering stories

Meteor over Michigan: How dangerous are space hazards like bolides?

Around 8 pm on Jan. 16, people across Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio witnessed a meteor exploding in Earth's atmosphere. |Short Read

Bomb cyclone

On January 4th, 2018 a crazy weather event slammed into the Northeast United States coast. This phenomenon is known as a bomb cyclone.|Short Read

Lessons from a female pioneer

The privilege of hearing first-hand the journey of a true Michigan "Hidden Figure" – a female pioneer in physics and space sciences.|Short Read
Two professors in chairs talking

CLASP celebrates 2017 Nelson W. Spencer Lecture

Professor Margaret Kivelson’s lecture titled, "Magnetic Structures in the Solar System" was followed by a conversation with daughter U-M Professor Valerie A. Kivelson. |Short Read

Two faculty named AAAS fellows

Professors H. V. Jagadish and Christopher Poulsen are honored for advancing socially impactful research.|Medium Read

Is it better to live on the moon or on Mars? A scientific investigation

If humans needed to beat a retreat from planet Earth, would it be better to live on Mars, or on the moon?|Long Read
Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Team of people block the wind

Blue through the Outback | Race, day four

Racing clean and collected, Michigan holds on to second place with the finish line on the horizon|Medium Read

Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three

The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read

Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two

The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Chae Woo Lim hops in Novum to drive the second leg of day one from Katherine to Daly Waters.

Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one

Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Novum completes the hot lap as the team cheers on the sidelines.

Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours

One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read