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The editor highlights work by by V. Sergeev, V. Angelopoulos and R. Nakamura on substorm research: Substorms, the frequent, brief magnetic disturbances that originate in Earth's magnetotail, cause acceleration of particles in the magnetosphere ...


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Scientists have long known that certain surface patches on Mercury, the planet first in line from the sun in our solar system, reflect radar signals just like ice does in the polar regions of Earth ...


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The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), held March 19–23, 2012 in Woodlands, Texas, was a memorable one. In the face of disheartening news of a proposed 20% cut to NASA’s planetary science ...


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Alumni Day Scheduled for May 5

Posted on March 23, 2012

Please join us at UCLA Alumni Day 2012, which will take place on campus on Saturday May 5, 2012. Join thousands of UCLA alumni and their families and friends as they come back to campus ...


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The Symposium is a one-day event held at UCLA which graduate and advanced undergraduate students in various   disciplines present their research related to the Earth and space   sciences.  The event will encompass many fields ...


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 Professor Emeritus Margy Kivelson joined other female scientists in discussing women's history with moderator Pat Morrison.  The interviews will be broadcast on NASA TV on Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15.  Here's ...


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The UCLA Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX) will host a two day interdisciplinary conference on the nature, distribution, origin and evolution of frozen volatiles and organics in the inner solar system. The conference will ...


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Post-doctoral scholar Laurence Yeung interviews researcher Rob Eagle about the true body temperature of dinosaurs in an entertaining and informative podcast that explains isotopes, mass spectrometers, and other scientific phenomen to the general public.


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The UCLA ion microprobe lab collaborated with a team of fish ecologists to measure the level of sulfur isotopes in the ear bones of adult Chinook salmon.  These measurements allowed them to understand which ...


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A team of researchers from ESS, including Drew Turner, Yuri Shprits, Michael Hartinger, and Vassilis Angelopoulos,  have advanced the understanding of space weather so that the satellites used for global positioning, communications, and weather monitoring can be ...