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Planetary scientists have identified water ice and anomalously dark deposits within permanently shadowed regions at Mercury’s north pole.  Using data collected by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, a UCLA team crafted the first accurate ...


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MSA Fellows are elected for having contributed significantly to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences.


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New data from NASA's Dawn mission show that a common form of weathering that affects many airless bodies like Vesta in the inner solar system, including the moon, surprisingly doesn't age the protoplanet ...


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Faculty Position in Geophysics

Posted on Oct. 25, 2012


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Using new techniques developed at UCLA and the University of Texas in Austin, Schmitt has found evidence that a chain of small volcanoes, known as the Salton Buttes located at the edge of the Salton ...


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Focusing the search for biosignatures on Mars

Dr. Dorothy Oehler, M.S. '67, Ph.D. '73

Wednesday, November 28

6:30 p.m.

Faculty Center

UCLA

Parking is available in Lot 2

http://www.ess ...


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On the evening of October 21st, come visit the UCLA planetarium to take part in fun Moon-related activities. Learn about the most recent discoveries from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and ...


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Explore Your Universe / UCLA Science Day is an annual event that will next be held on campus on November 10, 2012.  Explore Your Universe showcases science from a broad range of departments at UCLA ...


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The UCLA Institute for Planets and Exoplanets, The UK Center for Astrobiology and the NASA Astrobiology Institute invite you to to participate in a two-day conference February 4-6, 2013 that will examine the present-day habitability ...


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Jonathan Mitchell and Aradhna Tripati have each won a Hellman Fellowship to support their research.

Tripati works on developing and applying novel geochemical tools that can be used to probe the response of biological and ...