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It’s a Hard Rain on Titan

The Titan story is in the Planetary Radio podcast segment starting at 6:05 and ending at 34:15.

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Sean Faulk

Sean Faulk

Graduate Student, UCLA Department ...


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Join us for an engaging presentation and Q&A with UCLA EPSS Professor Emerita Margaret G. Kivelson, recipient of the 2017 Kuiper Prize of the American Astronomical Society for outstanding contributions to planetary science.

Professor Kivelson ...


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Adapted From UCLA Newsroom


J. William Schopf
Photo: John Vande Wege/UCLA
J. William Schopf and Anatoliy B. Kudryavtsev from UCLA's Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin analyzed the microorganisms ...


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On December 5, 2017, EPSS alumnus Nathan Myhrovld presented a seminar at UCLA about his analysis of asteroid sizes and other properties.  You can find a videorecording of the talk at the bottom of ...


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This article was originally published here


Nitrogen chemistry in Earth’s atmosphere

Courtesy of ISS Expedition 7 Crew, EOL, NASA

Researchers found that the Earth’s atmosphere contains more of a rare nitrogen molecule than can be accounted for by geochemical processes ...


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2017 Newsletter available online

Posted on Dec. 7, 2017

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


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This article was originally published here.

You can learn more about U1 on Prof. Jewitt's site here


A Familiar-Looking Messenger from Another Solar System

The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted ...


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Mackenzie Day in Desert

Dr. Mackenzie Day, a sedimentary geologist and planetary scientist, will join EPSS as an assistant professor in July, 2018. Mackenzie received her BS in geology from Caltech and completed her PhD at the University of ...


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By Jim Collins, originally posted Here


Using Argonne's Mira supercomputer, researchers are developing advanced models to study magnetic field generation on the Earth, Jupiter, and the Sun at an unprecedented level of detail. A better ...


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Exploring Your Universe 2017

Posted on Oct. 21, 2017

EPSS has been a co-sponsor of the annual Exploring Your Universe science festival since its inception in 2009. This free and family-friendly event will take place on the UCLA campus on Sunday November 5, 2017 ...