Dear EPSS,

We write with the sad news that former EPSS professor Jon Davidson passed away earlier today. Jon was a valued member of the faculty from 1988-2000. He moved on to Durham University in ...


In 2006, a NASA-owned rocket landed on Earth after a seven-year journey beyond the orbit of Mars. The rocket flew through the tail of a comet, collecting thousands of dust particles for NASA’s Stardust ...


DATELINE: SEPT. 15, 2016, LOS ANGELES, CA. U.S.A.

UCLA-led astronomers capture best view ever of disintegrating comet

Astronomers have captured the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking apart 67 million miles ...


How Hot is Too Hot for Earth-Style Life?

Posted on Sept. 15, 2016

Prof. Tina Treude will board the ship mid October to measure the activity of microorganisms (sulfate reduction and methanogenesis) in sediments recovered from deep drilling to study their upper temperature limits. She will be using ...


A Cosmic Comet Breakup

Posted on Sept. 15, 2016


Professor David Jewitt and his and his colleagues used Hubble to track the fragments of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami, as they spread and break off the nucleus.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/science/hubble-telescope-breaking-comet ...


Researchers from NASA's THEMIS mission observe the northern lights dancing to the rhythm of Earth's magnetic field. Using a combination of five spacecraft and ground-based sensors and cameras across North America, a recent ...


If you’ve never seen the Moon through a telescope before, here’s your chance. Scientists from UCLA’s Institute for Planets and Exoplanets will offer free views of the Moon on Saturday, October 8th ...


Beyoncé probably never considered repurposing her powerful song “Formation” for an earthquake preparedness anthem. It’s also hard to imagine the rapper Macklemore ever reshaping his parody “Thrift Shop” into an ode to the Coriolis ...


Just before the spacecraft Juno finishes a five-year trip to Jupiter on Monday, NASA has decided to extend the missions of nine older robotic explorers that have lived beyond original expectations.

The agency announced the ...


Professor Schlichting is a theorist and observer in planetary astrophysics who works primarily on understanding planetary origins. She received her PhD from Caltech in 2009, and following a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship in residence at UCLA ...