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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

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

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

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

Konecky launches new program to support diversity in the geosciences

Konecky launches new program to support diversity in the geosciences

Arts & Sciences faculty win NSF CAREER Awards

Arts & Sciences faculty win NSF CAREER Awards

Krawczynski promoted to associate professor

Krawczynski promoted to associate professor

Pastore Promoted

Pastore Promoted

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

Science research roundup: February 2022

Science research roundup: February 2022

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

Parai wins CAREER grant to study geochemistry of the deep Earth

Parai wins CAREER grant to study geochemistry of the deep Earth

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

Arvidson receives award from St. Louis Astronomical Society

Arvidson receives award from St. Louis Astronomical Society

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

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

UPI: NASA's eventual farewell to tiny Mars helicopter could be emotional

UPI: NASA's eventual farewell to tiny Mars helicopter could be emotional

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

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

Inverse: Chinese rover spots a

Inverse: Chinese rover spots a "Moon cube," and opens a new lunar mystery

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

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars

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

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

Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Astromaterials, Solar System, and Planetary System Formation

Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Astromaterials, Solar System, and Planetary System Formation

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

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

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

Experimental geochemist Krawczynski to examine role of water in volcanoes, Earth’s evolution

Experimental geochemist Krawczynski to examine role of water in volcanoes, Earth’s evolution

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

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

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

Buckley awarded $4.9 million to develop gamma ray astronomy mission

Buckley awarded $4.9 million to develop gamma ray astronomy mission

Physicist Nagy to lead next-gen balloon mission

Physicist Nagy to lead next-gen balloon mission

Israel retiring

Israel retiring

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

Michael Friedlander, 1928-2021

Michael Friedlander, 1928-2021

Skemer promoted to full professor

Skemer promoted to full professor

Nowak, collaborators share new observations of famous black hole

Nowak, collaborators share new observations of famous black hole

Gillis-Davis promoted to research full professor

Gillis-Davis promoted to research full professor

Highlands hunt for climate answers

Highlands hunt for climate answers

The Science of Fiction: Where in the galaxy will we mine lithium?

The Science of Fiction: Where in the galaxy will we mine lithium?

Jeff Gillis-Davis has pioneered a new method for laser space weathering

Jeff Gillis-Davis has pioneered a new method for laser space weathering

Celebrating women geoscientists

Celebrating women geoscientists

What’s in a name – on Mars?

What’s in a name – on Mars?

Washington University to develop lunar resource utilization technology for NASA

Washington University to develop lunar resource utilization technology for NASA

When using pyrite to understand Earth’s ocean and atmosphere: Think local, not global

When using pyrite to understand Earth’s ocean and atmosphere: Think local, not global

Pablo Sobron on St. Louis Public Radio

Pablo Sobron on St. Louis Public Radio

CNN interviews Ray Arvidson about Perseverance rover [video]

CNN interviews Ray Arvidson about Perseverance rover [video]

Rita Parai investigates the origins of volatiles on planetary bodies

Rita Parai investigates the origins of volatiles on planetary bodies

Amari receives Urey Award for career in cosmochemistry

Amari receives Urey Award for career in cosmochemistry

Conference roundup: AGU 2020

Conference roundup: AGU 2020

Jim Mertens recently joined the Department of Physics

Jim Mertens recently joined the Department of Physics

NASA grant awarded to Henric Krawczynski

NASA grant awarded to Henric Krawczynski

Nowak awarded a NASA grant

Nowak awarded a NASA grant

Gravitational waves probe exotic matter inside neutron stars

Gravitational waves probe exotic matter inside neutron stars

Science finds a way: Research adaptations during the pandemic

Science finds a way: Research adaptations during the pandemic

WashU Expert: China probe returns with ‘treasure trove’ of moon rocks

WashU Expert: China probe returns with ‘treasure trove’ of moon rocks

Powerful electrical events quickly alter surface chemistry on Mars and other planetary bodies

Powerful electrical events quickly alter surface chemistry on Mars and other planetary bodies

McKinnon honored by American Geophysical Union

McKinnon honored by American Geophysical Union

Glimpsing the unseeable physics of a black hole

Glimpsing the unseeable physics of a black hole

Space News: Chang’e-5 successfully lands on moon to collect youngest lunar samples

Space News: Chang’e-5 successfully lands on moon to collect youngest lunar samples

Highlight of McDonnell Center Postdoc, Piers Koefoed

Highlight of McDonnell Center Postdoc, Piers Koefoed

Field notes: Making it work

Field notes: Making it work

Catalano named mineralogical society fellow

Catalano named mineralogical society fellow

Solving for nuclear structure in light nuclei

Solving for nuclear structure in light nuclei

Jeffrey Gillis-Davis won a NASA grant

Jeffrey Gillis-Davis won a NASA grant

Discover Magazine: Earth is pulsating every 26 seconds, and seismologists don't agree why

Discover Magazine: Earth is pulsating every 26 seconds, and seismologists don't agree why

A conversation with two award-winning women in space science

A conversation with two award-winning women in space science

Johanna Nagy joins Department of Physics

Johanna Nagy joins Department of Physics

Looking to the future of the space sciences

Looking to the future of the space sciences

Almost Forgotten Anniversaries in 2019

Almost Forgotten Anniversaries in 2019

Kip Thorne explores the warped side of the universe

Kip Thorne explores the warped side of the universe

Astrid Holzheid, McDonnell Center Visiting Professor

Astrid Holzheid, McDonnell Center Visiting Professor

Electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form perchlorates

Electricity in Martian dust storms helps to form perchlorates

Obituary: Christine Floss, research professor in physics, 56

Obituary: Christine Floss, research professor in physics, 56

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