Kevin McKeegan elected AGU Fellow

Posted on Feb. 1, 2010

ESS is proud to announce that Kevin McKeegan has been elected to be an AGU Fellow. Fellowship in the AGU is reserved for no more than 0.1% of membership in any year, so it ...


Ingredients for Planets

Posted on Jan. 20, 2010

Prof. Ed Young and colleagues find that our sun and the ingredients for planets formed near one or more supernovas and were enriched in the matter that stellar explosions left behind.

http://www.space.com ...


Disintegration of Comet Holmes

Posted on Dec. 10, 2009

Dave Jewitt and Rachel Stevenson are featured in an article in UCLA Today, for their work on the disintegration of Comet Holmes.

http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/astronomers-witness-comet-s-death-102658.aspx


CO2 in the Cenozoic

Posted on Dec. 10, 2009

Professor Aradhna Tripati's exciting new work on atmospheric CO2 in the Cenozoic was published online today on Science Express.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/last-time-carbon-dioxide-levels-111074.aspx


Congratulations to ESS student Britney Schmidt, whose paper on the shape of asteroid 2 Pallas (with Chris Russell, and others) appears in this week's issue of "Science."

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short ...


Visiting Professor Robert Newton is the recipient of the 2010 Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. The Roebling Medal is MSA's highest award. It is granted for scientific eminence as represented primarily by ...


Please welcome Aurelie Guilbert, a new planetary postdoc, to ESS. She's interested in reflection spectra of outer solar system objects and also in modeling heat transfer through these bodies, from the outside-in (sun) and from ...


New NASA temperature maps...

Posted on Sept. 28, 2009

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, has returned its first data. One of the seven instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, is making the first global ...


2009 ESS Alumni Lecture

Posted on Sept. 28, 2009

UCLA, Subduction, and My Happy Life as a Reformed Drifter