The Christian Science Monitor recently interviewed UT’s Joshua Emery for a story examining why dwarf planet Pluto is so icy.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences News
Professor Terry Hazen will present “Methane: The New Paradigm” at Friday’s Science Forum. His talk will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. His forty-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their own
Science Magazine featured an upcoming NASA mission that launches this week to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth that could help scientists better understand the early solar system. The article mentions the role of Harry “Hap” McSween, professor emeritus of planetary geoscience, in this mission.
A recent Travel & Leisure article mentioned UT Earth and Planetary Sciences Adjunct Research Professor Robert Riding’s stance on the uncovering of new fossils. Riding also was featured in a recent interview with The Guardian.
The work of Joshua Emery, Lawrence A. Taylor Associate Professor of Planetary Science, will be instrumental in a new NASA mission to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth that could help scientists better understand the early solar system.
Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is a member of a team of paleontologists working to uncover a treasure trove of fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs in a seemingly unlikely place: the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
UT seeks to address a potential shortfall in the geoscience industry by expanding and diversifying the geoscience workforce through a new project that will attract and recruit community college students to four-year programs at UT.
New Scientist featured Devon Burr in a story exploring the possibility that an asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars.
NASA has selected twenty-eight researchers as participating scientists for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, including Christopher Fedo of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UT. Clarksville Online featured Christopher Fedo in a story about the appointment.
Chris Fedo is one of the newest members of the Curiosity Mars Rover mission. Fedo, the Carden Professor of Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is one of six newcomers NASA selected for the rover’s science team.