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Volcanoes seem to make frequent headlines in recent years. Hunga-Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, in Tonga, erupted in a massive explosion in 2022. Hawaii’s Kilauea sent rivers of lava flowing multiple times throughout 2023. This year, the southern Icelandic town of Grindavik is under threat from an ongoing series of eruptions.
September 28, 2023
Julie Paque has had an accomplished record as a research scientist at Caltech and elsewhere. Recently, the college recognized her long-term supporter of EPS.
Abigail Harmon receives Cave Conservancy Foundation Undergraduate Fellowship Award.
Nancy Walls, widow of UT geology Professor, Jimmy Walls, has made another major gift to UT.
Annette Engel coauthored a study published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal mSystems.
Jake Alexander, a graduate student in EPS, received the Warren L. and Florence W. Calvert Memorial Scholarship from the Houston Geological Society.
One Friday evening in 1992, a meteorite ended a more than 150-million mile journey by smashing into the trunk of a red Chevrolet Malibu in Peekskill, New York. The car’s owner reported that the 30-pound remnant of the earliest days of our solar system was still warm and smelled of sulfur.
Annette Engel, professor in the UT Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is part of team studying lava tube biodiversity on Hawai’I Island.
Doctoral student Jesse Scholpp embarked on a prestigious research expedition on the JOIDES Resolution (JR) vessel in Expedition 391.
In 2008, an Edmontosaurus “mummy” arrived at the North Dakota Geological Survey where lab technicians began the process of removing sediment and preparing the specimen for paleontologists to investigate.
Everything that has a beginning has an end. But the Earth will last for a very long time, and its end will come billions of years after anyone who is alive here now is gone.
Shichun Wang in ‘The Conversation’: How has the inside of the Earth stayed as hot as the Sun’s surface for billions of years?
Our Earth is structured sort of like an onion – it’s one layer after another.
Starting from the top down, there’s the crust, which includes the surface you walk on; then farther down, the mantle, mostly solid rock; then even deeper, the outer core, made of liquid iron; and finally, the inner core, made of solid iron, and with a radius that’s 70% the size of the Moon’s. The deeper you dive, the hotter it gets – parts of the core are as hot as the surface of the Sun.
March 27, 2020
Big theropod dinosaurs such as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus ate pretty much everything – including each other, according to a new study.
December 5, 2019
Professor Annette Engel received the Academic Outreach Award for Research and Creative Activity.
August 1, 2019
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a full-time, Post-doc TA position in Environmental Hydrogeology.
April 23, 2019
Researchers from all over the country will soon be studying moon rocks that NASA has never opened before, and some of the samples will be analyzed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
April 18, 2019
The iconic “death roll” may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by Stephanie Drumheller-Horton.
January 7, 2019
We invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-line position in Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry to be hired at the rank of Associate Professor.
November 2, 2018
Rose Borden has been selected as an Earth Science Information Partners Community Fellow.
November 22, 2017
The Earth’s Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten magma before cooling and forming the serene surface we know today.
February 12, 2017
Charles Darwin is best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
July 24, 2015
NASA scientists will get a deeper look at Pluto thanks to a new round of observations being led by a UT postdoctoral student.