Space Weather

the ISS overlooks aurora borealis

More than $5M to improve solar storm forecasts

U-Michigan researchers play lead roles in national effort funded by NSF, NASA.|Medium Read
Climate & Space PhD Dr. Alicia Petersen

Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Alicia Petersen will begin a research position at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM this fall. |Short Read
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
the midwest taken from space by the ISS

Lockdown for space agencies put research projects in limbo

University of Michigan researchers’ work on NASA and European Space Agency projects that have been altered by COVID-19.|Medium Read
sunrise approaching the sun

‘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
U-M Climate & Space Solar Orbiter team

“It looks like the Sun!”

Impressions from the Solar Orbiter launch.|Medium Read
Climate & Space postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alex Hegedus

Climate & Space postdoctoral research fellow is first author on new paper

Congratulations, Dr. Hegedus! |Short Read
Photo of Solar Orbiter launch from Cape Canaveral. Credit: ULA

Solar Orbiter heads for the Sun

After a "thunderous launch" the spacecraft begins its two-year journey to our nearest star.|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
photo of earth taken from the moon

Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future

To ensure that our species endures, we must advance space-based technologies and break our interdisciplinary boundaries.|Short Read