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2019 Commencement Celebration

Posted on March 18, 2019

Date: Saturday, June 15th 2019
Time: 12:45 p.m - 2:30.
Location: Young Hall Patio

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites all of our graduating students and award recipients, along ...


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This article was adapted from the UCLA Newsroom

Earthquake aftermath
Pierre Prakash/European Union

In supershear quakes, the rupture moves faster than the shear waves, which produces more energy in a shorter time, making supershears unusually destructive ...


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This story was adapted from the original posted here

Mars InSight Illustration

An illustration of the InSight Lander.

As the NASA InSight Mars lander successfully touched down on Monday, November 26, 2018, UCLA faculty Chris Russell, Peter Chi ...


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Join us for an engaging presentation and Q&A with UCLA EPSS Professor David Paige. Professor Paige is the Principal Investigator of an instrument on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that has been mapping the Moon continuously ...


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EPSS Professor Margaret G. Kivelson has been awarded the 2019 Gold Medal, which is the Royal Astronomical Society's highest honor. The Gold Medal, which can be awarded for any reason but usually recognizes lifetime achievement ...


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This story was adapted from the original UCLA Newsroom story - credit Stuart Wolpert

Teachers receive free instructions, lesson plans and videos for experiments on climate, oceans and atmosphere

DIYnamics experiments

Children and adults view an experiment using ...


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2018 Newsletter available online

Posted on Dec. 10, 2018

The Fall 2018 edition of the EPSS newsletter is available online. It includes many stories that describe our activities over the past few months. Happy reading!  The Fall 2017, Fall 2016, and previous editions ...


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Plate tectonics, natural disasters, and the evolution of planet Earth

A free public talk by UCLA EPSS Distinguished Alumnus Dave Bercovici

Join us for an engaging presentation and Q&A with UCLA EPSS alumnus Professor Dave ...


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EPSS Professor Margaret G. Kivelson has been awarded the 2019 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The EGU website describes the award as follows: "The Jean Dominique Cassini Medal & Honorary ...


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Exploring Your Universe 2018

Posted on Oct. 27, 2018

EPSS has been a co-organizer of the annual, family-friendly science festival since its inception.  Consult the EYU website for program and directions.