Earth, Planetary, & Space Sciences

How to Study Water on the Moon

UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Professor Hao Cao wins grant from NASA to develop new technology for extended use on the lunar surface.

Edward Young Wins 2024 J. Lawrence Smith Medal

Young has deepened our understanding of the history of the solar system and its place in the galaxy through his extensive contributions to both experimental and theoretical meteoritics and solar system research.

Into the Deep: UCLA’s Marine Center Research Group Participates in Two Expeditions with Famous Deep-Sea Submersible ‘Alvin’

Researchers from the EPSS and AOS departments helped lead in the groundbreaking discoveries

Planetary defense test deflected an asteroid but unleashed a boulder swarm

UCLA-led study of NASA’s DART mission determines that the strategy presents previously unanticipated risks



In memoriam: An Yin, 64, influential geologist shaped understanding of tectonics on our planet and others

Yin was widely recognized for his profound contributions to the understanding of our planet and others in our solar system.

First-Gen to Physicist: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe

THIS ARTICLE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH TRAPPIST-1 is a planetary system that includes at least seven planets orbiting a dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. This system has been studied by scientists all over the world – including me, an undergraduate first-generation college student from Bell Gardens, Los Angeles who this week graduates with…