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You can learn more about U1 on Prof. Jewitt's site here


A Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System

The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted ...


Mackenzie Day in Desert

Dr. Mackenzie Day, a sedimentary geologist and planetary scientist, will join EPSS as an assistant professor in July, 2018. Mackenzie received her BS in geology from Caltech and completed her PhD at the University of ...


By Jim Collins, originally posted Here


Using Argonne's Mira supercomputer, researchers are developing advanced models to study magnetic field generation on the Earth, Jupiter, and the Sun at an unprecedented level of detail. A better ...


Exploring Your Universe 2017

Posted on Oct. 21, 2017

EPSS has been a co-sponsor of the annual Exploring Your Universe science festival since its inception in 2009. This free and family-friendly event will take place on the UCLA campus on Sunday November 5, 2017 ...


Extreme methane rainstorms appear to have a key role in shaping Titan’s icy surface

 

Titan with Saturn’s rings

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, behind the planet’s rings. The much smaller moon Epimetheus is visible ...


Justin Simon, EPSS alumn and lead of the Center for Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology at NASA, published a paper on a heat-pipe planets hypothesis with fellow EPSS alums William Moore, who was advised by Professor ...



The Cassini mission has been one of the most successful NASA missions ever launched. During two-thirds of its twenty-year lifetime, the Cassini spacecraft surveyed the planet Saturn and its majestic system of rings and satellites ...


EPSS Associate Professor Aradhna Tripati has been named the 2017 recipient of the Geological Society of America's Bromery Award for Minorities. The award is given to a minority scientist who has made significant contributions ...


New video spotlights EPSS SETI course

Posted on Sept. 15, 2017

A new video showcases the impact and goals of EPSS's SETI course. Watch it below, and click here to read more about SETI efforts at UCLA.


EPSS was all over the country to observe the Great American Eclipse. First, a team of volunteers led by EPSS staff members Emmanuel Masongsong, Eric Wessenauer, and Henry Gonzalez and student groups in Astronomy and ...