The PhDetours team, including Matt Siegler and Laurence Yeung, look into the preparations for the Curiosity mission at JPL in Pasadena.  In it, JPL scientists explain the importance of the mission and show viewers the ...


David Paige and David Jewitt discuss the benefits of Mars exploration in light of the upcoming landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, scheduled for August 5.

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-mars-science-cost-20120730,0,7854004 ...


Yuri Shprits, a research geophysicist with UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, was honored today by President Obama with the Presidential Early Career Award for ...


In a new study selected as Editor’s Choice in the 2012 June 29th issue of Science and to be published in Lithosphere, UCLA’s Professor An Yin suggests that the current structure of the ...


ESS Professor Ed Young is being recognized for his work on isotopic compositions of meteorites and protoplanetary disks, for studies of the hydrology of asteroids, and for contributions to the understanding of isotopic fractionation during ...


Researcher Yuri Shprits was cited for his excellence in reviewing papers for AGU. He was awarded the 2011 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Space Weather.

http://www.agu.org/


Basing themselves on mathematical modeling and electric field measurements, scientists are closer to conclusive proof that Saturn's moon Titan has an underground ocean. These findings rely partially on  data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft that has flown past Titan several ...


In an ESS-sponsored event, 1500 people gathered around telescopes on Janss Terrace to view this rare event which won't happen again until 2117.

http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/in-pursuit-of-venus-234842.aspx


Dave Jewitt was named a winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties ...


Along with Jane Luu (MIT), Jewitt was recognized for the discovery and characterization of trans-Neptunian bodies. The Shaw Prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic ...