Astronomers, including Professor David Jewitt, have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces. The discovery is published online March 6 in Astrophysical Journal Letters. Though ...


Researchers led by Caroline Beghein, assistant professor of Earth, planetary and space sciences in UCLA's College of Letters and Science, used a technique called seismic tomography to study the structure of the Pacific Plate ...


California's largest collection of meteorites, and the fifth-largest collection in the nation, is on display in the new UCLA Meteorite Gallery, which is free to the public. The museum, located in UCLA's Geology ...


The NASA THEMIS and ARTEMIS missions drew an impressive crowd at the 4th annual Exploring Your Universe outreach event, held at UCLA in Los Angeles, on Nov. 17, 2013. Representing two of UCLA's active ...


ESS Professor Axel Schmitt has been named a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. Designation as MSA Fellow recognizes "significant scientific contributions in the fields of crystallography, mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences" and is limited ...


Graduate student Chris Snead was honored on October 15, 2013 in a ceremony held by UCLA’s Academic Senate Committee on Teaching.  Only five teaching assistants are selected each year for this prestigious teaching award ...


A 9,000-year-old painting of an exploding volcano, the oldest ever found, can now be linked to a real-life eruption in Turkey. The towering Hasan Dag volcano erupted 8,970 years ago, plus or minus ...


Faculty Position in Geobiology

Posted on Oct. 8, 2013

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in geobiology or paleobiology. Applications for all levels will be considered, but preference will be given for appointment at ...


New research published today increases our understanding of Earth's space environment and how space weather develops. 

 
Some of the energy emitted by the sun during solar storms is temporarily stored in Earth ...