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The solar system's strangest objects are unlocking its history

The solar system's strangest objects are unlocking its history

Stromboli and Mount Semeru Erupt on Same Day, a Week After Mauna Loa

Stromboli and Mount Semeru Erupt on Same Day, a Week After Mauna Loa

Artemis launch returns U.S. to the moon - Jolliff interview on PRI/The World

Artemis launch returns U.S. to the moon - Jolliff interview on PRI/The World

At the confluence of climate change and environmental justice

At the confluence of climate change and environmental justice

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

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

Mars Investigator Celebrates His 50-Year Career Exploring Mars

Mars Investigator Celebrates His 50-Year Career Exploring Mars

Mississippi River levels are dropping too low for barges to float

Mississippi River levels are dropping too low for barges to float

Venus balloon prototype aces test flights

Venus balloon prototype aces test flights

Fike installed as the Glassberg/Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor

Fike installed as the Glassberg/Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor

Studying how climate change shapes floods and river landscapes

Studying how climate change shapes floods and river landscapes

Cosmochemist Wang to study samples from asteroid Bennu

Cosmochemist Wang to study samples from asteroid Bennu

Revisiting predictions made at start of Biden’s term on his “9-point plan” on clean energy, climate

Revisiting predictions made at start of Biden’s term on his “9-point plan” on clean energy, climate

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

Exploring Mars, 50 years and counting

Exploring Mars, 50 years and counting

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

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

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

Torrential rainfall will change our rivers. A Washington U scientist is studying how.

Torrential rainfall will change our rivers. A Washington U scientist is studying how.

Historic rainfall in St. Louis raises questions about flooding and climate change

Historic rainfall in St. Louis raises questions about flooding and climate change

How the huge storm formed in the St. Louis area and why future rainfall will test us

How the huge storm formed in the St. Louis area and why future rainfall will test us

Messenger: For the next flood, University City could have a unique warning system

Messenger: For the next flood, University City could have a unique warning system

Changing climate, shifting rivers

Changing climate, shifting rivers

NASA releases Webb telescope photos, deepest space photos in history

NASA releases Webb telescope photos, deepest space photos in history

Geoscientists to study structure and properties of Antarctic lithosphere

Geoscientists to study structure and properties of Antarctic lithosphere

Distance learning: Planetary scientist Paul Byrne explains why you should be impressed by the James Webb Space Telescope

Distance learning: Planetary scientist Paul Byrne explains why you should be impressed by the James Webb Space Telescope

Shooting for the Moon! A Lifetime of Lunar Research and the Next Step with Artemis Missions

Shooting for the Moon! A Lifetime of Lunar Research and the Next Step with Artemis Missions

WashU researchers help identify national priorities for planetary science

WashU researchers help identify national priorities for planetary science

NASA has been ignoring Uranus. That may soon change.

NASA has been ignoring Uranus. That may soon change.

Exploring Mars, shaping trajectories

Exploring Mars, shaping trajectories

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

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

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)

Quirks and Quarks: Is the moon driving the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates?

Quirks and Quarks: Is the moon driving the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates?

SYFY: The Sun and Moon could be unleashing earthquakes and volcanoes

SYFY: The Sun and Moon could be unleashing earthquakes and volcanoes

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)

Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth

Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth

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

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

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

Digital Transformation Initiative brings new talent to Arts & Sciences

Digital Transformation Initiative brings new talent to Arts & Sciences

KSDK: Why midwest earthquakes can be felt miles away from epicenter

KSDK: Why midwest earthquakes can be felt miles away from epicenter

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars

Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other 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

PBS: Bob Criss discusses urban flooding on Donnybrook Next Up

PBS: Bob Criss discusses urban flooding on Donnybrook Next Up

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?

Time: Mars was always destined to die

Time: Mars was always destined to die

Welcome to WashU: Paul Byrne

Welcome to WashU: Paul Byrne

Eos: Telling the stories behind the science

Eos: Telling the stories behind the science

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and math

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and math

Catalano awarded $2.25 million for investigation of critical elements

Catalano awarded $2.25 million for investigation of critical elements

Science research roundup: August 2021

Science research roundup: August 2021

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis area flood expert shifts focus to urban flash floods

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis area flood expert shifts focus to urban flash floods

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

Award-winning "Sacred Sediments" video features Bronwen Konecky

Award-winning "Sacred Sediments" video features Bronwen Konecky

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

Analysis of pristine samples of the Moon

The exit interview: Dean Jennifer R. Smith

The exit interview: Dean Jennifer R. Smith

Skemer promoted to full professor

Skemer promoted to full professor

Highlands hunt for climate answers

Highlands hunt for climate answers

Pasteris retires after 41 years

Pasteris retires after 41 years

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

Wang receives grant to study volatiles in early solar system

Wang receives grant to study volatiles in early solar system

Rita Parai investigates the origins of volatiles on planetary bodies

Rita Parai investigates the origins of volatiles on planetary bodies

Fourteen faculty searches approved for digital transformation initiative

Fourteen faculty searches approved for digital transformation initiative

WashU Expert: Biden energy plan is aggressive, but much can be done

WashU Expert: Biden energy plan is aggressive, but much can be done

Wysession wins Geosciences in the Media Award

Wysession wins Geosciences in the Media Award

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

Catalano named mineralogical society fellow

Catalano named mineralogical society fellow

Slate: The U.S. fight against climate change has to start at its center: The Midwest

Slate: The U.S. fight against climate change has to start at its center: The Midwest

A conversation with two award-winning space scientists

A conversation with two award-winning space scientists

PAD choreographs a unique semester

PAD choreographs a unique semester

Viking TV: Exploring Mars with Ray Arvidson

Viking TV: Exploring Mars with Ray Arvidson

Hofmeister wins AWG Professional Excellence Award

Hofmeister wins AWG Professional Excellence Award

Lodders wins 2021 Leonard Medal

Lodders wins 2021 Leonard Medal

Jolliff awarded Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal

Jolliff awarded Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal

'We are all Martians!': Space explorers seek to solve the riddle of life on Mars

'We are all Martians!': Space explorers seek to solve the riddle of life on Mars

Countdown to Mars: three daring missions take aim at the red planet

Countdown to Mars: three daring missions take aim at the red planet

NASA’s new rover will collect martian rocks—and clues to planet’s ancient climate

NASA’s new rover will collect martian rocks—and clues to planet’s ancient climate

Electrically charged dust storms drive Martian chlorine cycle

Electrically charged dust storms drive Martian chlorine cycle

Sharing stories for the next 100 years

Sharing stories for the next 100 years

New Horizons may have solved planet formation cold case

New Horizons may have solved planet formation cold case

Wang wins 2020 Houtermans Award

Wang wins 2020 Houtermans Award

Welcome to WashU: Claire Masteller

Welcome to WashU: Claire Masteller

Arrokoth close-up reveals how planetary building blocks were constructed

Arrokoth close-up reveals how planetary building blocks were constructed

Scientists Slam Congress's New Plan for NASA

Scientists Slam Congress's New Plan for NASA

Why is the red planet red?

Why is the red planet red?

Proposed Interstellar Mission Reaches for the Stars, One Generation at a Time

Proposed Interstellar Mission Reaches for the Stars, One Generation at a Time

Almost forgotten anniversaries in 2019

Almost forgotten anniversaries in 2019

Climate scientist Konecky named Packard Fellow

Climate scientist Konecky named Packard Fellow

Konecky receives American Geophysical Union’s Nanne Weber Early Career Award

Konecky receives American Geophysical Union’s Nanne Weber Early Career Award

Astrid Holzheid joins Washington University as Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor

Astrid Holzheid joins Washington University as Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor

Tektites don’t come from the Moon, but they might help scientists understand how it formed

Tektites don’t come from the Moon, but they might help scientists understand how it formed

Heat wave across central US prompts health warnings

Heat wave across central US prompts health warnings

WashU Expert: On Apollo legacy, and why we should return to the moon

WashU Expert: On Apollo legacy, and why we should return to the moon

Untouched Apollo samples to be analyzed for the first time by WashU researchers

Untouched Apollo samples to be analyzed for the first time by WashU researchers

Brad Jolliff describes the scientific legacy of the Apollo program

Brad Jolliff describes the scientific legacy of the Apollo program

Bob Criss weighs in on midwest flooding

Bob Criss weighs in on midwest flooding

Rita Parai awarded grant from US Department of Energy

Rita Parai awarded grant from US Department of Energy

Virtual reality comes to the classroom

Virtual reality comes to the classroom

Ultima Thule: A closer look at the most distant object ever explored

Ultima Thule: A closer look at the most distant object ever explored

How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team receives Aviation Week Laureates Award

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team receives Aviation Week Laureates Award

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

Understanding tropical rainfall, both past and present

Understanding tropical rainfall, both past and present

Arvidson discusses Mars Opportunity rover’s 15-year anniversary

Arvidson discusses Mars Opportunity rover’s 15-year anniversary

Opportunity, Curiosity and Mars 2020 Rover Updates

Opportunity, Curiosity and Mars 2020 Rover Updates

Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration launches new augmented reality app

Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration launches new augmented reality app

Professor Jeff Catalano New Chief Executive Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Professor Jeff Catalano New Chief Executive Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Next Stop Mars - Debate About the New NASA Mars Rover

Next Stop Mars - Debate About the New NASA Mars Rover

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Professor Arvidson: Mars Opportunity Rover in the Dust Storm

Professor Arvidson: Mars Opportunity Rover in the Dust Storm

Professor Jeff Catalano: Heavy Metals in the Wetlands

Professor Jeff Catalano: Heavy Metals in the Wetlands

Professor Bob Criss On Our Rivers

Professor Bob Criss On Our Rivers

On the Radio: Professor Alian Wang: Mars Research in Harsh Places on Earth

On the Radio: Professor Alian Wang: Mars Research in Harsh Places on Earth

Mantle xenon has a story to tell

Mantle xenon has a story to tell

Professor Ray Arvidson: Organic Compounds on Mars

Professor Ray Arvidson: Organic Compounds on Mars

Dr. Helene Couvy receives Outstanding Staff Award, given out by the Graduate Student Senate.

Dr. Helene Couvy receives Outstanding Staff Award, given out by the Graduate Student Senate.

In the News: Arvidson about Mars Rover Mission

In the News: Arvidson about Mars Rover Mission

In the News: Criss about the Mississippi River

In the News: Criss about the Mississippi River

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Small Distant World with Ring

Small Distant World with Ring

Professor Bob Criss receives Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award

Professor Bob Criss receives Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award

Special Delivery for Noble Gas Research

Special Delivery for Noble Gas Research

The struggle to control the Mississippi River can help us understand the U.S.

The struggle to control the Mississippi River can help us understand the U.S.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Logs 5000th Day, Snaps Selfie, and Roves On

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Logs 5000th Day, Snaps Selfie, and Roves On

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected

Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected

Professor Bob Criss receives Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award

Professor Bob Criss receives Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award

Special Delivery for Noble Gas Research

Special Delivery for Noble Gas Research

Professor Bronwen Konecky Member of Climate Change Panel

Professor Bronwen Konecky Member of Climate Change Panel

The Other Total Eclipse -  Far in the Kuiper Belt

The Other Total Eclipse - Far in the Kuiper Belt

Curiosity, Opportunity Mars Rovers: Sol Sisters for Science

Curiosity, Opportunity Mars Rovers: Sol Sisters for Science

A Spillway on Mars?

A Spillway on Mars?

Death by volcano

Death by volcano

Professor Wiens Named Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor

Professor Wiens Named Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor

See our Virtual Geology Lab

See our Virtual Geology Lab

Seismic Sleuthing

Seismic Sleuthing

MoonRise mission to the Moon

MoonRise mission to the Moon

Sending Humans to Mars

Sending Humans to Mars

Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability

Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability

Life on Pluto?

Life on Pluto?

Professor McKinnon on YouTube with Pluto

Professor McKinnon on YouTube with Pluto

Reaching the Final Frontier: NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto…and Beyond!

Reaching the Final Frontier: NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto…and Beyond!

A terrible rift

A terrible rift

Moon condensed from Earth's mantle

Moon condensed from Earth's mantle

Steaming a planet

Steaming a planet

Mapping sinkholes

Mapping sinkholes

Professor Wysession receives Press Award of the Seismological Society of America

Professor Wysession receives Press Award of the Seismological Society of America

Mongibello Mons

Mongibello Mons

Rites & Wrongs

Rites & Wrongs

How to Create a Neuroscience Pipeline

How to Create a Neuroscience Pipeline

Don't Panic Geocast - Learn about the Moon

Don't Panic Geocast - Learn about the Moon

Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity

Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity

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