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Christopher Ruf

Ruf directs the Remote Sensing group at Michigan, building instruments and developing algorithms that give us information about earth’s weather and climate collected from vantage points in space.|Medium Read
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Flight of the methane hunters

At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest.|Medium Read
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Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end

A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun -- just as NASA intended. |Short Read
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read
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Congratulations to the MSGC award winners

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Michigan Space Grant Consortium Award (MSGC) student winners from Aerospace Engineering and the Outreach Program award winner Professor Mark Moldwin of AOSS.|Short Read
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A moon of Jupiter holds an underground ocean

A team involving a Michigan Engineering researcher has detected a salty underground ocean on a moon of Jupiter.|Short Read
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Which way to Mars?

Have recent developments brought us closer— or is a trip to Mars, once considered inevitable, as far away as ever?|Long Read
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Lecture offers a planetary scientist’s tour through the solar system

The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, Tamas Gombosi took an unlikely path to his post as an eminent space scientist at U-M.|Medium Read
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Geoengineering report: Scientists urge more research on climate intervention

The world may need to resort to so-called geoengineering approaches that aim to deliberately control the planet’s climate.|Medium Read
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Storm chaser satellite

CYGNSS will be capable of providing new images of ongoing hurricanes every 12 minutes, as opposed to the once-per-day measurement current satellites provide. U-M researchers are working on the mission under a contract with NASA.|Short Read
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Hurricane-forecast satellites to keep close eye on the tropics

A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at Michigan Engineering will give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify. That's a process that’s becoming more crucial to figure out as the climate changes.|Medium Read
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Virtual cloud gets connected with real clouds

Associate Professor Xianglei Huang is among the winners of an inaugural Amazon Climate Research Grant from Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing service of Amazon.com.|Short Read