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Airborne nuclear tests can mimic solar storms

Humans can influence space weather|Short Read

CYGNSS storm-tracking satellites release first data

Ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1.|Short Read
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Forecasting solar storms

To forecast potentially catastrophic space weather, NASA uses a software framework developed at the University of Michigan. |Short Read
SE Elevation of the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.

New U-M Robotics Building named in honor of Ford Motor Company gift

The gift will accelerate construction.|Medium Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

CYGNSS satellite constellation enters Science Operations phase

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of hurricane windspeeds, has moved into its science operations phase.|Medium Read
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Students embark on 100-year space mission

A team of students will interview 1,000 members of the Michigan community and launch their stories into orbit for 100 years.|Medium Read
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Professor Mark Moldwin Honored with Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship

Professor Mark Moldwin has been appointed to an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship for his contributions to undergraduate education by the U-M Board of Regents. |Short Read
Model of the rapid disintegration cycle of the expansive ice sheet that once covered much of North America.

How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

The behavior of an ancient ice sheet—called Laurentide—has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new research findings at U-M not only explain this but could also add evidence that climate change could drastically raise sea levels. |Medium Read
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Professor Mark Moldwin receives the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Union Award

2016 Waldo E. Smith Award was awarded to Mark Moldwin. The award is meant to honor those who have played unique leadership roles. |Short Read
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Joyce Penner

Somewhere in Joyce Penner’s office, perhaps under a pile of papers, is a Nobel Peace Prize certificate that recognizes her work with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.|Medium Read