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2020 Commencement Celebration

Posted on Feb. 19, 2020

Image: Graduates and Faculty pose together on Geology Building steps, wearing regalia.

Date: Saturday, June 13th 2020
Time: 12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Students assemble at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Young Hall Patio

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites ...

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Satellite diagram

An illustration shows the Earth’s magnetosphere during a magnetic storm. At right, three satellites witnessed reconnection close to geosynchronous orbit where many other critical satellites reside. The red “X” identifies the reconnection ...

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A new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope provides important new details about the first interstellar comet astronomers have seen in our solar system. “Data from the Hubble Space Telescope give us the best measure ...

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Diagram of new Saturn moons and their orbits

Schematic diagram showing the orbits of the 20 new moons, color coded as red = retrograde, green and blue = prograde, in two distinct groups. Illustration is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

A team including ...

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CicLAvia 2019

Posted on Oct. 18, 2019

EPSS was featured at the popular event CicLAvia on Oct. 6, 2019, where miles of downtown LA streets were closed off for ~10,000 cyclists to ride freely.  UCLA's Centennial celebration organized a huge ...

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Exploring Your Universe 2019

Posted on Oct. 17, 2019

Exploring Your Universe (EYU) is UCLA’s largest annual science outreach event, drawing in thousands of children, parents, and friends from the Los Angeles community to enjoy special presentations, activities, and over 60 interactive science booths ...

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New method used to study planets’ geochemistry implies that Earth is not unique


Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new ...

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Emilie Eshbaugh, An UCLA Undergraduate student working with the Planetary Formation Group, created this video explaining how the observed radius valley in the exoplanet size distribution can be explained as a by product of planet ...

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On the evening of October 5th, 2019 from 7-9PM (weather permitting) come take part in the FREE International Observe the Moon Night (IOTMN) event on the roof (9th floor) of UCLA’s Mathematical Sciences Building. Speak ...

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Ming-Chang Liu, a researcher in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS), and his postdoc Andreas Hertwig, and other collaborators discovered a new way to analyze how planets have formed from smaller particles ...