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Congratulations to Prof. Bill Schopf, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The distinction is in recognition of his "fundamental groundbreaking contributions to global Precambrian paleontological studies for a ...


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In Memoriam: Professor Leon Knopoff

Posted on Feb. 8, 2011

We are sad to report the passing of Professor Leon Knopoff. Leon contributed to ESS, as well as IGPP and Physics, over a long and much decorated career. He is survived by his wife, Joanne ...


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Congratulations to Margy Kivelson, who has been named Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Fellowship recognizes eminence in the fields of astronomy, solar-system sciences, and/or geophysics. It is another outstanding honor in a ...


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Congratulations to Bruce Runnegar, who has been awarded the 2010 Paleontological Society Medal. The PS medal is the society's most prestigious prize. It is awarded to a person whose eminence is based on the advancement ...


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ARTEMIS spacecraft begin lunar work

Posted on Nov. 3, 2010

The two satellites of the ARTEMIS mission, led by Prof. Vassilis Angelopoulos, are now in lunar orbit and beginning to collect data on the space environment around the moon. For more, see the article featured ...


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Graduate student Carolyn Crow has a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal. She is featured in a NASA Goddard video describing the work.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/planet-colors.html


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This week's issue of Science features a cover image and two papers from Dave Paige's Diviner team. The papers are led by grad student Paul Hayne, and Dave Paige, and include a host of UCLA ...


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Dave Jewitt, Michael Drahus in Nature

Posted on Oct. 18, 2010

Dave Jewitt, postdoc Michael Drahus, and colleagues have a paper in this week's issue of Nature. The team reports observations that help us understand the production and destruction of asteroids, via collisions in the asteroid ...


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NASA Student Poster Awards

Posted on Sept. 21, 2010

Congratulations to Paul Hayne and Matt Siegler, who won top honors in the student poster competition at the NASA Lunar Science Forum meeting this week. Matt received the second place award for his poster 'Re-examining ...


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ESS grad student Rachel Smith has received the 2010 Gordon A. McKay Award of the Meteoritical Society, for her paper, "New 12CO/13CO Observations in Young Stellar Objects and Molecular Clouds: Implications for 12C/13C ...