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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 ...


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Interstellar Comet Borisov

Posted on Sept. 20, 2019

Comet Borisov, discovered on August 30th, is the first known interstellar comet and only the second interstellar object ever to have been found in the solar system.  It is thought to have been ejected ...


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In the past two decades, telescopic and remote sensing observations have found craters near the poles of the Moon and Mercury harbor ice deposits inside permanently shadowed regions. On Mercury, evidence gathered by the Arecibo ...