In the 1960s, NASA launched six satellites to study the Earth’s atmosphere, magnetosphere and the space between Earth and the moon. Using observations from those satellites, Christopher Russell, a UCLA graduate student at the ...


A new high profile paper came out in the journal Geology today with Jeremy Boyce as co-author. It addresses how quickly a cooled magma chamber can reheat and erupt in Yellowstone.

http://geology.gsapubs.org ...


More news about Ceres in the LA Times

Posted on July 2, 2015

“I expected to be surprised because we knew so little about Ceres,” Christopher Russell, Dawn’s principal investigator and a planetary scientist at UCLA, said in an email. “I never expected bright spots and a ...


Congratulations to Professor Aradhna Tripati who has been named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Each year the NAS selects 80 distinguished young scientists and brings them together in symposia ("Kavli Frontiers ...


Craig Manning, a professor of geology and geochemistry at UCLA, and Peter Kelemen, a geochemistry professor at Columbia University, present new analyses that represent an important advance in refining our understanding of Earth’s deep ...


A NASA mission led by UCLA professor Christopher Russell has released new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid between Mars and Jupiter.

The photos were produced by the spacecraft Dawn, which is ...


At long last, we are very happy to announce that JPL and UCLA have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) “to enable collaboration in the planetary sciences between UCLA and JPL to promote the ...


Professor William Newman was featured recently on National Science Foundation.

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135034&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


2015 Commencement Celebration

Posted on May 1, 2015

June 13, 2015; 12:45 .m.

Young Hall Patio

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites all of its graduating students, award recipients, and their families and friends to join the EPSS ...


The moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, according to new research by Margot that confirms what scientists have known for decades. The study illustrates how intelligent and otherwise reasonable ...