Organic compounds detected at Ceres

Posted on Feb. 18, 2017

This enhanced color composite image obtained with the Dawn spacecraft shows the area on Ceres where organic compounds have been detected. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA.

Prof. Christopher Russell's team reported ...

Wind flows on Jupiter

Posted on Jan. 24, 2017

Jon Aurnou, a Professor in the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, worked with collaborators in Marseille, France to build a laboratory device capable of generating jets that resemble those observed in Jupiter ...

UCLA EPSS will strengthen its impressive role in solar system exploration by providing a magnetometer for NASA's Discovery mission Psyche.  Professor Chris Russell and his group will build the magnetometer that will address ...

A recent press release describes EPSS researcher Adam Makhluf's work in understanding the behavior of carbon at the high pressures and temperatures relevant to Earth's interior.  Adam is part of Prof. Craig ...

EPSS researcher Mélanie Barboni and collaborators have determined that the Moon may have formed as early as 60 million years after the formation of the solar system.  The results are published in Science Advances ...