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XL-Calibur telescope set for balloon flight from Arctic Circle

XL-Calibur telescope set for balloon flight from Arctic Circle

Venus Exploration Remains Key To Understanding Exo-Earths, Says Paper

Venus Exploration Remains Key To Understanding Exo-Earths, Says Paper

WashU alum leads a recently deployed NASA mission to detect gamma-rays from cosmic explosions

WashU alum leads a recently deployed NASA mission to detect gamma-rays from cosmic explosions

WashU to manage data for instrument on Artemis moon mission

WashU to manage data for instrument on Artemis moon mission

Pacific rock samples offer a glimpse of an active Earth 2.5 billion years ago

Pacific rock samples offer a glimpse of an active Earth 2.5 billion years ago

With NASA support, device for future lunar mission being developed at WashU

With NASA support, device for future lunar mission being developed at WashU

Finding new physics in debris from colliding neutron stars

Finding new physics in debris from colliding neutron stars

The “Nested Doll” Nucleus Nitrogen-9 Stretches the Definition of a Nucleus to the Limit

The “Nested Doll” Nucleus Nitrogen-9 Stretches the Definition of a Nucleus to the Limit

The ties that bind

The ties that bind

Samples from a Wild comet reveal a surprising past

Samples from a Wild comet reveal a surprising past

Asteroid Bennu samples have arrived on campus for analysis

Asteroid Bennu samples have arrived on campus for analysis

Preparing for a Leap

Preparing for a Leap

Teraelectronvolt Astrophysics of Relativistic Jets

Teraelectronvolt Astrophysics of Relativistic Jets

Undergraduate Research Symposium - Fall 2023

Undergraduate Research Symposium - Fall 2023

Study links changes in global water cycle to higher temperatures

Study links changes in global water cycle to higher temperatures

Bradley Jolliff: “We’ll develop the surface science plan for the Artemis III mission“

Bradley Jolliff: “We’ll develop the surface science plan for the Artemis III mission“

Strong evidence found for new light isotope of nitrogen

Strong evidence found for new light isotope of nitrogen

New global topographic map unveils unique distortions on Enceladus

New global topographic map unveils unique distortions on Enceladus

Exploring stellar hydrogen burning via muons and nuclei

Exploring stellar hydrogen burning via muons and nuclei

The story of Earth's atmosphere

The story of Earth's atmosphere

Hunting supermassive black holes in the early Universe

Hunting supermassive black holes in the early Universe

Chandrayaan-3’s measurements of sulfur open the doors for lunar science and exploration

Chandrayaan-3’s measurements of sulfur open the doors for lunar science and exploration

Chen and Yuan win NSF grant to simulate pulsars at WashU

Chen and Yuan win NSF grant to simulate pulsars at WashU

Physicist Yuan joins Simons collaboration on extreme electrodynamics

Physicist Yuan joins Simons collaboration on extreme electrodynamics

In 15 Years, We Might Put Messi On The Moon — But Should We?

In 15 Years, We Might Put Messi On The Moon — But Should We?

Pacific Puzzles: How El Niño and La Niña Are Changing Their Dance

Pacific Puzzles: How El Niño and La Niña Are Changing Their Dance

Ogliore and Wang selected as members of the Mars Sample Return Measurement Definition Team

Ogliore and Wang selected as members of the Mars Sample Return Measurement Definition Team

NASA partnership is 'a jewel in WashU's crown'

NASA partnership is 'a jewel in WashU's crown'

Jolliff selected for geology team for lunar landing mission

Jolliff selected for geology team for lunar landing mission

Study: Atmospheric circulation weakens following volcanic eruptions

Study: Atmospheric circulation weakens following volcanic eruptions

Scientists find possible evidence of ancient giant volcano on the moon

Scientists find possible evidence of ancient giant volcano on the moon

Is it possible to kill the sun?

Is it possible to kill the sun?

Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) science team

Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) science team

Sohee Chun wins NASA FINESST grant

Sohee Chun wins NASA FINESST grant

XL-Calibur telescope to fly again in 2024

XL-Calibur telescope to fly again in 2024

Scientists Have Found a Hot Spot on the Moon’s Far Side

Scientists Have Found a Hot Spot on the Moon’s Far Side

Radar can help fight wildfires, identify flash-flood risks

Radar can help fight wildfires, identify flash-flood risks

Is Earth the only planet with lightning?

Is Earth the only planet with lightning?

Flooding and Erosion from Climate Change, Shifting Rivers and Changing Landscapes

Flooding and Erosion from Climate Change, Shifting Rivers and Changing Landscapes

Squeezing rocks for science

Squeezing rocks for science

Volcanoes on Venus … Wow! New map here

Volcanoes on Venus … Wow! New map here

NASA’s Uranus Mission Is Running Out of Time

NASA’s Uranus Mission Is Running Out of Time

Scientists share ‘comprehensive’ map of volcanoes on Venus — all 85,000 of them

Scientists share ‘comprehensive’ map of volcanoes on Venus — all 85,000 of them

Scientists Spot Recent Volcanic Activity on Venus

Scientists Spot Recent Volcanic Activity on Venus

Venus is volcanically alive, stunning new find shows

Venus is volcanically alive, stunning new find shows

Celebrating 170 years: an Apollo 17 connection

Celebrating 170 years: an Apollo 17 connection

Study quantifies global impact of electricity in dust storms on Mars

Study quantifies global impact of electricity in dust storms on Mars

Washington University scientists to probe space for origins of matter

Washington University scientists to probe space for origins of matter

Does This Mineral Indicate Oxygen on Mars?

Does This Mineral Indicate Oxygen on Mars?

Formation of manganese oxides on early Mars

Formation of manganese oxides on early Mars

Spider launches from Antarctica

Spider launches from Antarctica

Back to Antarctica with SPIDER

Back to Antarctica with SPIDER

The solar system's strangest objects are unlocking its history

The solar system's strangest objects are unlocking its history

Physicists awarded DOE supercomputing time for ‘high-impact’ projects

Physicists awarded DOE supercomputing time for ‘high-impact’ projects

Physicist Errando helps NASA solve black hole jet mystery

Physicist Errando helps NASA solve black hole jet mystery

Fall 2022 Earth and Planetary Sciences Alumni Newsletter

Fall 2022 Earth and Planetary Sciences Alumni Newsletter

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Polarized X-rays reveal shape, orientation of extremely hot matter around black hole

Polarized X-rays reveal shape, orientation of extremely hot matter around black hole

Scientific ballooning is not for the faint of heart

Scientific ballooning is not for the faint of heart

The power of persistence

The power of persistence

Venus balloon prototype aces test flights

Venus balloon prototype aces test flights

Studying how climate change shapes floods and river landscapes

Studying how climate change shapes floods and river landscapes

Postdoctoral Quantum Monte Carlo Group fellowship Opening

Postdoctoral Quantum Monte Carlo Group fellowship Opening

Washington University in St. Louis Celebrates Raymond E. Arvidson’s 50 Years of Mars Exploration

Washington University in St. Louis Celebrates Raymond E. Arvidson’s 50 Years of Mars Exploration

Space Station Experiment To Probe Origins of Elements

Space Station Experiment To Probe Origins of Elements

Exploring Mars, 50 years and counting

Exploring Mars, 50 years and counting

TIGERISS roars toward space station spot

TIGERISS roars toward space station spot

WashU Expert: Artemis launch brings us closer to space exploration goals

WashU Expert: Artemis launch brings us closer to space exploration goals

Boundless

Boundless

Science research roundup: July and August 2022

Science research roundup: July and August 2022

NASA Has Plans to Probe Uranus

NASA Has Plans to Probe Uranus

Earth’s Lower Mantle Is Drier Than Previously Thought

Earth’s Lower Mantle Is Drier Than Previously Thought

How balloons could one day detect quakes on Venus

How balloons could one day detect quakes on Venus

Science research roundup: June 2022

Science research roundup: June 2022

Geoscientists to study structure and properties of Antarctic lithosphere

Geoscientists to study structure and properties of Antarctic lithosphere

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

Science research roundup: May 2022

Science research roundup: May 2022

Taste of Science returns to in-person outreach

Taste of Science returns to in-person outreach

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

Science research roundup: April 2022

Science research roundup: April 2022

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

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

The challenge of our century

The challenge of our century

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

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

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

A lasting impact on WashU seismology

A lasting impact on WashU seismology

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

A river runs through it

A river runs through it

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.

Science research roundup: September 2021

Science research roundup: September 2021

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?

$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort

$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort

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.

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 interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio

Pablo Sobron interviewed 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

Science finds a way: Research adaptations during the pandemic

Science finds a way: Research adaptations during the pandemic

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

The path to the Packard: Bronwen Konecky pushes the envelope in climate research

The path to the Packard: Bronwen Konecky pushes the envelope in climate research

Willem Dickhoff received an NSF grant

Willem Dickhoff received an NSF grant

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