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In a new study selected as Editor’s Choice in the 2012 June 29th issue of Science and to be published in Lithosphere, UCLA’s Professor An Yin suggests that the current structure of the ...


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ESS Professor Ed Young is being recognized for his work on isotopic compositions of meteorites and protoplanetary disks, for studies of the hydrology of asteroids, and for contributions to the understanding of isotopic fractionation during ...


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Researcher Yuri Shprits was cited for his excellence in reviewing papers for AGU. He was awarded the 2011 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Space Weather.

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Basing themselves on mathematical modeling and electric field measurements, scientists are closer to conclusive proof that Saturn's moon Titan has an underground ocean. These findings rely partially on  data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft that has flown past Titan several ...


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In an ESS-sponsored event, 1500 people gathered around telescopes on Janss Terrace to view this rare event which won't happen again until 2117.

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Dave Jewitt was named a winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties ...


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Along with Jane Luu (MIT), Jewitt was recognized for the discovery and characterization of trans-Neptunian bodies. The Shaw Prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic ...


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 Cao was awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his proposal “Does Saturn have a solid core? Evidence from its magnetic field”.  The fellowship provides up to three years of Ph.D. funding.


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In an interview with Yeung, ESS Professor Kevin McKeegan explains how he got a sample of solar matter and why the analysis of this material is important to understanding the formation of the solar system ...


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When a meteorite fell in Northern California in April, several members of ESS got involved in the hunt for samples and their analysis, including Professors Wasson, Young, and Margot.

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