With its empty channels and ghostly gullies, Mars resembles a planet once teeming with streams and flowing rivers. That begs the question: Where did all the water go? A University of Iowa space scientist aims to find out through an instrument on the Mars orbiter MAVEN.
What happens when a comet flies closely past a planet? UI researcher gets a bird's eye view for the first time.
UI undergraduate student Tim Kennelly has discovered that a process occurring in Saturn's magnetosphere is linked to the planet's seasons and changes with them, a finding that helps clarify the length of a Saturn day and could alter our understanding of Earth's magnetosphere.
Why is the atmosphere of the sun far hotter than the surface of the sun? The answer, scientists believe, lies in the concept of turbulence, a phenomenon directly measured in the laboratory for the first time by a research team led by the University of Iowa.
The University of Iowa’s proud history of space exploration continues to the present day, with the UI having been a part of 65 space exploration missions, including the current Van Allen Probes mission.
Astrophysicist Craig Kletzing describes the "chorus" from outer space recorded by NASA probe.