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Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun

Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory

Magnetic flux findings suggest "profound consequences for basic solar processes."|Medium Read
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Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Aerial sampling offers a new look at escaping gases that contribute to global climate change.|Medium Read
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‘Largest radio telescope in space’ to improve solar storm warnings

NASA has selected University of Michigan’s $62M Explorer cubesat mission.|Medium Read
solar orbiter team member watch the sky as the rocket lifts off

Launching Solar Orbiter

For more than a decade, a U-M team helped develop the scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. Join them on launch night.|Medium Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

A passenger airplane will advance a U-Michigan-led satellite mission to understand climate

New Zealand plane fitted with receivers will validate CYGNSS data and improve interpretation.|Medium Read
Artistic renders of the Solar Orbiter. Provided by the European Space Agency.

Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun’s active regions, improve space weather prediction

Latest ESA launch will be the first mission to get hi-res images of the sun’s poles |Medium Read
illustration of parker solar probe in front of the sun

Parker Solar Probe: ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

First data holds clues to a decades-old mystery, and major implications for space weather prediction|Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read
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East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as EPA estimated

The first study to examine natural gas losses across many cities suggests leaky pipes and inefficient appliances are major culprits.|Medium Read
A render of PSP approaching the sun

Solving the sun’s super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe

Probe will go where no spacecraft has gone and measure a process never directly observed before. |Medium Read
People walking outside ice caves. Photo: Getty Images

Great Lakes ice cover forecasts: A new approach enables local predictions

New approach can reliably predict months in advance whether ice will form in a given winter, as well as the timing of ice onset.|Medium Read
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