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Congratulations to Professor Aradhna Tripati who has been named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Each year the NAS selects 80 distinguished young scientists and brings them together in symposia ("Kavli Frontiers ...


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Craig Manning, a professor of geology and geochemistry at UCLA, and Peter Kelemen, a geochemistry professor at Columbia University, present new analyses that represent an important advance in refining our understanding of Earth’s deep ...


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A NASA mission led by UCLA professor Christopher Russell has released new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid between Mars and Jupiter.

The photos were produced by the spacecraft Dawn, which is ...


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At long last, we are very happy to announce that JPL and UCLA have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) “to enable collaboration in the planetary sciences between UCLA and JPL to promote the ...


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Professor William Newman was featured recently on National Science Foundation.

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135034&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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2015 Commencement Celebration

Posted on May 1, 2015

June 13, 2015; 12:45 .m.

Young Hall Patio

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites all of its graduating students, award recipients, and their families and friends to join the EPSS ...


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The moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, according to new research by Margot that confirms what scientists have known for decades. The study illustrates how intelligent and otherwise reasonable ...


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The UCLA Meteorite Gallery, California’s largest collection of meteorites, has added two large iron meteorites — and both may be touched by the public. Admission to the gallery is free. One of the new meteorites ...


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An international team of scientists, led by EPSS Professor Schopf, has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion ...


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Sarah Stamps has just published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters which discusses present-day continental extension along the East African Rift System (EARS). It has often been attributed to diverging sublithospheric mantle flow associated with ...