UI instrument, researchers involved in NASA’s Juno mission
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2016.06.29 | 01:36 pm
On Independence Day, a NASA spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit, and the University of Iowa had an instrument along for the ride. The Plasma Waves Instrument, designed and built at the UI, will sample plasma waves and learn how Jupiter’s intense auroras are produced.
Electron acceleration occurs in the heart of the radiation belts
By: Gary Galluzzo | 2013.07.25 | 01:00 pm
University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues have found that the energy in the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts originate within the belts themselves, from accelerating electrons. Results appear in the journal Science Express.
Van Allen Probes mission honors Van Allen, University of Iowa
By: Gary Galluzzo | 2012.11.12 | 11:13 am
On Nov. 9, NASA renamed a recently launched mission to study Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts as the Van Allen Probes mission in honor of the late James A. Van Allen, U.S. space pioneer and longtime distinguished professor of physics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.