The National Geographic Daily News highlights the recent research of UCLA geophysicist Yuri Shprits who shows that, though they can withstand the average solar explosion, low-Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites might be severely damaged by a ...

This promises to be a bountiful year of discovery for UCLA space scientist Christopher Russell and his team of some 80 scientists from planetary and astrophysical institutes and universities around the world.

 
Since July ...

Antarctica, the coldest, driest, and windiest of Earth's continents, is home to sand dunes which are like deserts elsewhere. Ed Rhodes and his group used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to examine the dune stratigraphy and ...

Jonathan Mitchell and colleagues have a new paper in Nature Geoscience, "Locally enhanced precipitation organized by planetary-scale waves on Titan". It is also the subject of a News and Views piece. The team used a ...

Green will speak Monday, October 3 at the Fowler Museum about using nanoscience observations to understand earthquakes and plate tectonics.

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