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Disintegration of Comet Holmes

Posted on Dec. 10, 2009

Dave Jewitt and Rachel Stevenson are featured in an article in UCLA Today, for their work on the disintegration of Comet Holmes.

http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/astronomers-witness-comet-s-death-102658.aspx


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CO2 in the Cenozoic

Posted on Dec. 10, 2009

Professor Aradhna Tripati's exciting new work on atmospheric CO2 in the Cenozoic was published online today on Science Express.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/last-time-carbon-dioxide-levels-111074.aspx


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Congratulations to ESS student Britney Schmidt, whose paper on the shape of asteroid 2 Pallas (with Chris Russell, and others) appears in this week's issue of "Science."

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short ...


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Visiting Professor Robert Newton is the recipient of the 2010 Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. The Roebling Medal is MSA's highest award. It is granted for scientific eminence as represented primarily by ...


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Please welcome Aurelie Guilbert, a new planetary postdoc, to ESS. She's interested in reflection spectra of outer solar system objects and also in modeling heat transfer through these bodies, from the outside-in (sun) and from ...


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New NASA temperature maps...

Posted on Sept. 28, 2009

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, has returned its first data. One of the seven instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, is making the first global ...


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2009 ESS Alumni Lecture

Posted on Sept. 28, 2009

UCLA, Subduction, and My Happy Life as a Reformed Drifter


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More Congratulations

Posted on Sept. 21, 2009

More congratulations - this time to Eric King - for another award- winning ESS student presentation. Eric was recognized for an Outstanding Student Presentation at the Fall 2008 AGU meeting. His poster, "Boundary layer control of rotating ...


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Prof. Ray Ingersoll has received the 2009 Laurence L. Sloss Award from the Sedimentary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America. The award will be presented at the National GSA meeting in Portland, Oregon ...


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Please join me in congratulating Mark Harrison, who is the recipient of the 2009 Arthur L. Day Medal of the Geological Society of America. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to geologic knowledge through application of ...