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NASA's InSight mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base for Mars on May 5, 2018, sending a spacecraft that is expected to land on the surface of Mars on November 26, 2018. InSight (Interior ...

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This article was originally posted at the UCLA newsroom


Marco Velli
Marco Velli says space weather can affect everything from astronaut safety to satellites to power plants. John Vande Wege/UCLA


In just a ...

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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Michigan

Emeritus Professor Margaret Kivelson was quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN about her team's results published today in Nature Astronomy.  The team ...

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Meteorites suggest that a proto-Jupiter separated two sets of asteroids in the early solar system's dust disk. IMAGE: ESO/L. CALÇADA


Warren was the first to propose that vast differences in the make-up of defined sets of meteorites indicate that, even though they all come to Earth via the asteroid belt ...

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Professor Kivelson is an accomplished scholar, mentor, and role model.  We were thrilled to celebrate her career with an event on campus on February 12, 2018.  We hope you enjoy the videorecording ...

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The course EPSS 136C Field Geophysics provides one of the most powerful educational models in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.  Students consider a scientific question, go to the field for a ...

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2018 Commencement Celebration

Posted on March 19, 2018

Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018
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.

Iceberg Drew Avery/Wikimedia Commons - Iceberg off the coast of Greenland.

It may not rank among the all-time greatest dramas, but the history of ice on Greenland ...

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2018 Summer Courses

Posted on March 2, 2018

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Introduction to ...

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By Mara Johnson-Groh (NASA GSFC) 
and Emmanuel Masongsong (UCLA EPSS)


Artist rendition of electrons interacting with chorus waves.  Credit: ERG Science Team

Sometimes on a dark night near the poles, the sky ...