Mantle xenon has a story to tell

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The Earth has been through a lot of changes in its 4.5 billion year history, including a shift to start incorporating and retaining volatile compounds from the atmosphere in the mantle before spewing them out again through volcanic eruptions.

Professor Ray Arvidson: Organic Compounds on Mars

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What ‘warm and wet’ planetary history means for prospects of life on Mars

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

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The Graduate Student Senate and the OFSA Committee are proud to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

In the News: Arvidson about Mars Rover Mission

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When Opportunity’s 5000th day dawned in February, it was a meaningful milestone for the team, and it led to a personal first for the veteran robot field geologist that has chalked up so many firsts she’s set the standard for Mars rovers.

In the News: Criss about the Mississippi River

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“To understand America at this time,” says R.D. James, a Missouri farmer and new Army assistant secretary overseeing its Corps of Engineers, “you have to understand the river.”

Wysession to speak on climate change for Assembly Series on 7 March 2018 at 5pm

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If you like Frankenstein, thank a volcano!

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

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The Weidenbaum Award for Excellence was established in 2014 by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy

Get Ready for the Red Total Lunar Eclipse with the Blue Super Moon 31-Jan-2018

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Small Distant World with Ring

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Regional Earthquakes

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Dr. Wiens added that the last notable earthquake that affected the St. Louis area was in 2008. Dr. Wiens said no area can be perfectly prepared for an earthquake because there are typically only a few seconds to react. Earthquake warning systems can alert people 20 to 30 seconds before the waves reach an area, but buildings can be constructed in ways that will cause less damage.

Professor Bob Criss receives Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award

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The award is named after Green, the late founder of the law center and a leading environmental litigator in Missouri for decades.

Special Delivery for Noble Gas Research

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This summer, WashU received a new and very special instrument: a noble gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer.