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Ancient micrometeoroids carried specks of stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta

Ancient micrometeoroids carried specks of stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta

Guts and stardust

Guts and stardust

Asteroid samples offer chance to study chemically pristine solar system materials

Asteroid samples offer chance to study chemically pristine solar system materials

Taste of Science returns to in-person outreach

Taste of Science returns to in-person outreach

Science research roundup: May 2022

Science research roundup: May 2022

Shooting for the Moon! The next step is with Artemis Missions

Shooting for the Moon! The next step is with Artemis Missions

Asteroid samples offer insights into solar system evolution

Asteroid samples offer insights into solar system evolution

Novel particle detector used to study alternate path to carbon creation in stars

Novel particle detector used to study alternate path to carbon creation in stars

Science research roundup: April 2022

Science research roundup: April 2022

Unique samples or just super weird?

Unique samples or just super weird?

Dev to study mysterious particles at Fermilab

Dev to study mysterious particles at Fermilab

March 2022 e-newsletter available now

March 2022 e-newsletter available now

NASA waited 50 years to unseal these precious moon rocks

NASA waited 50 years to unseal these precious moon rocks

NASA studies ‘new’ 50-year-old lunar sample to prep for return to Moon

NASA studies ‘new’ 50-year-old lunar sample to prep for return to Moon

WashU scientists help recover gases from Moon rock time capsule

WashU scientists help recover gases from Moon rock time capsule

Seismic study reveals key reason why Patagonia is rising as glaciers melt

Seismic study reveals key reason why Patagonia is rising as glaciers melt

UPI: Perseverance rover’s second year on Mars to focus on rock samples, river delta

UPI: Perseverance rover’s second year on Mars to focus on rock samples, river delta

Slow and not so steady: Glaciers, ice sheets, and sea level rise (video)

Slow and not so steady: Glaciers, ice sheets, and sea level rise (video)

Rooted in St. Louis: ‘Dirt’ is a dirty word

Rooted in St. Louis: ‘Dirt’ is a dirty word

Conference roundup: AGU 2021

Conference roundup: AGU 2021

BBC News: Paul Byrne on launch of James Webb Space Telescope (video)

BBC News: Paul Byrne on launch of James Webb Space Telescope (video)

Master Minds: Mission to Mars, Venus and the Moon

Master Minds: Mission to Mars, Venus and the Moon

A lasting impact on WashU seismology

A lasting impact on WashU seismology

Volatile bodies: Isotopic fingerprints reveal how planets gain and lose elements

Volatile bodies: Isotopic fingerprints reveal how planets gain and lose elements

Scientists detect world’s lightest magnesium

Scientists detect world’s lightest magnesium

MSN News: Scientists create never-before-seen isotope of magnesium

MSN News: Scientists create never-before-seen isotope of magnesium

Vacuum-Sealed Container From 1972 Moon Landing Will Finally Be Opened

Vacuum-Sealed Container From 1972 Moon Landing Will Finally Be Opened

Expanding the X-ray view of the universe

Expanding the X-ray view of the universe

Sachiko Amari won a $973,810 award from NASA

Sachiko Amari won a $973,810 award from NASA

Space.com: Strange 'eggshell' exoplanets may have ultra-smooth surfaces

Space.com: Strange 'eggshell' exoplanets may have ultra-smooth surfaces

Nowak wins grants from NASA, Smithsonian observatory

Nowak wins grants from NASA, Smithsonian observatory

Buckley earns grant for astronomical monitoring

Buckley earns grant for astronomical monitoring

SyFy: Bizarre, brittle exoplanets could feel like walking on eggshells

SyFy: Bizarre, brittle exoplanets could feel like walking on eggshells

ScienceAlert: These strange, brittle 'eggshell' exoplanets could be orbiting alien stars

ScienceAlert: These strange, brittle 'eggshell' exoplanets could be orbiting alien stars

New York Times: A missing piece of the Moon may be following Earth around the Sun

New York Times: A missing piece of the Moon may be following Earth around the Sun

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars

NPR: In Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot, NASA spacecraft finds hidden depths

NPR: In Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot, NASA spacecraft finds hidden depths

Science research roundup: October 2021

Science research roundup: October 2021

National Geographic: Deepest earthquake ever detected struck 467 miles beneath Japan

National Geographic: Deepest earthquake ever detected struck 467 miles beneath Japan

Business Insider: China brought Moon samples from ancient volcanic eruptions

Business Insider: China brought Moon samples from ancient volcanic eruptions

Forbes: ESA’s BepiColombo orbiters fire up instruments on first Mercury flyby

Forbes: ESA’s BepiColombo orbiters fire up instruments on first Mercury flyby

Stellar fossils in meteorites point to distant stars

Stellar fossils in meteorites point to distant stars

Space.com: Moon rocks brought to Earth by Chinese mission fill key gaps in solar system history

Space.com: Moon rocks brought to Earth by Chinese mission fill key gaps in solar system history

Chang’e-5 samples reveal key age of moon rocks

Chang’e-5 samples reveal key age of moon rocks

St. Louis Public Radio: Wash U scientists to continue Mars research with $11.8 million NASA contract renewal

St. Louis Public Radio: Wash U scientists to continue Mars research with $11.8 million NASA contract renewal

National Geographic: Hellish Venus poses many mysteries. New spacecraft aim to solve them.

National Geographic: Hellish Venus poses many mysteries. New spacecraft aim to solve them.

Forbes: Martian blues: Did planet's size affect its ability to hold onto water?

Forbes: Martian blues: Did planet's size affect its ability to hold onto water?

NPR: Mars had liquid water on its surface. Here's why scientists think it vanished.

NPR: Mars had liquid water on its surface. Here's why scientists think it vanished.

$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort

$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort

Time: Mars was always destined to die

Time: Mars was always destined to die

Mars habitability limited by its small size, isotope study suggests

Mars habitability limited by its small size, isotope study suggests

XL-Calibur telescope to examine the most extreme objects in the universe: black holes and neutron stars

XL-Calibur telescope to examine the most extreme objects in the universe: black holes and neutron stars

St. Louis Business Journal: How St. Louis went to Mars: Locally-based startup is creating optical sensors to explore deep space and the deep sea

St. Louis Business Journal: How St. Louis went to Mars: Locally-based startup is creating optical sensors to explore deep space and the deep sea

Science Focus: Pluto should be our ninth planet. A planetary scientist explains why.

Science Focus: Pluto should be our ninth planet. A planetary scientist explains why.

IMSE acquires new facility for fabricating nanomaterials

IMSE acquires new facility for fabricating nanomaterials

Scientific American: Success! Perseverance Mars rover finally collects its first rock core

Scientific American: Success! Perseverance Mars rover finally collects its first rock core

Welcome to WashU: Paul Byrne

Welcome to WashU: Paul Byrne

Catalano awarded $2.25 million for investigation of critical elements

Catalano awarded $2.25 million for investigation of critical elements

From the Himalayas to Mars

From the Himalayas to Mars

Space.com: Venus and a newly discovered comet will cross paths in December. Will sparks fly?

Space.com: Venus and a newly discovered comet will cross paths in December. Will sparks fly?

Science research roundup: August 2021

Science research roundup: August 2021

Salon: Mars' weird geology is making Perseverance's job more complicated

Salon: Mars' weird geology is making Perseverance's job more complicated

Kelton awarded $1.46 million to study nucleation in microgravity environment

Kelton awarded $1.46 million to study nucleation in microgravity environment

Universe Today: Watch 14 hours of Enceladus geyser action

Universe Today: Watch 14 hours of Enceladus geyser action

Searching for life in the cosmos

Searching for life in the cosmos

Muddied waters: Sinking organics alter seafloor records

Muddied waters: Sinking organics alter seafloor records

UPI: NASA studies bigger, better Mars helicopter

UPI: NASA studies bigger, better Mars helicopter

Sculpted by starlight: A meteorite witness to the solar system’s birth

Sculpted by starlight: A meteorite witness to the solar system’s birth

Rauch’s cosmic ray research probes origins of matter in the Milky Way

Rauch’s cosmic ray research probes origins of matter in the Milky Way

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

Science research roundup: May and June 2021

Science research roundup: May and June 2021

Buckley awarded $4.9 million to develop gamma ray astronomy mission

Buckley awarded $4.9 million to develop gamma ray astronomy mission

Piarulli receives early-career research award

Piarulli receives early-career research award

Krawczynski and Nagy receive NASA funding

Krawczynski and Nagy receive NASA funding

Randy Korotev and the Geochemistry of Moon Rocks

Randy Korotev and the Geochemistry of Moon Rocks

Science research roundup: April 2021

Science research roundup: April 2021

Nowak, collaborators share new observations of famous black hole

Nowak, collaborators share new observations of famous black hole

Highlands hunt for climate answers

Highlands hunt for climate answers

New Fellowship is Funding Three Students for Summer Research

New Fellowship is Funding Three Students for Summer Research

Science research roundup: March 2021

Science research roundup: March 2021

Celebrating Black scientists

Celebrating Black scientists

Science research roundup: February 2021

Science research roundup: February 2021

Pablo Sobron on St. Louis Public Radio

Pablo Sobron on St. Louis Public Radio

Science research roundup: January 2021

Science research roundup: January 2021

Exploring the most explosive volcano in the world

Exploring the most explosive volcano in the world

MCMS Undergraduate Research Symposium

MCMS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mashable (Video): Explore Mars right from your home with this AR app

Mashable (Video): Explore Mars right from your home with this AR app

Pastore awarded grant from DOE

Pastore awarded grant from DOE

Electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form perchlorates

Electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form perchlorates

Optical Atomic Clock and Applications

Optical Atomic Clock and Applications