Space Science Center

Space science center

At the UNH Space Science Center, we pursue research excellence in understanding both near-Earth space and the distant universe through mission leadership, data analysis, instrument development, theory, and simulation.

From space plasma physics to rocketship instrumentation, our research and graduate education ranges from the ionosphere to the Earth's magnetosphere, from the local solar system and out to the farthest reaches of the universe. 

Space: Let's explore it together. 

Recent News

A rocket takes off with white-red flames behind it.

Satellites' Bumpy Ride

Satellites' Bumpy Ride

Scientists find auroral "speed bumps" are complicated...

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An illustration of lightning striking the Earth near an array of antennas.

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

New research reveals needle-like structures in lightning leaders...

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Three flashes of lightning emerge from the same cloud.

At Lightning Speed

At Lightning Speed

Researchers document unusual phenomenon in clouds prior to lightning flash...

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