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Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future
  1. Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. Solar storm congressional testimony: ‘The risk is real’

    Professor Justin Kasper addresses Senate committee on solar threat to power grid.

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  4. Key Parker Solar Probe sensor bests sun simulator—last launch hurdle

    With old IMAX projector bulbs, Michigan Engineers simulate the sun.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Solar storm: U-M model’s predictions ‘a remarkable achievement’

    A space weather tool Michigan Engineers developed was used to produce animations that show predictions of how the recent storm would distort Earth’s magnetic field.

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  8. Airborne nuclear tests can mimic solar storms

    Humans can influence space weather.

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  9. Solar storms: Regional forecasts now possible

    Researchers at the University of Michigan and Rice University have developed a new tool to help forecast solar storms and their effects on the power grid and communication satellites.

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  10. Lights Out

    The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity?

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