Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor at UT is studying a rare rock covered in diamonds that may hold clues to the gem’s origins.
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LiveScience and the Knoxville News Sentinel featured findings by Earth and Planetary Science Professor Larry Taylor. Taylor studied a rock
Several media outlets including the LA Times and Motherboard featured the work of Earth and Planetary Sciences Associate Professor Devon
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon, it has a dense atmosphere.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Devon Burr, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, who will be traveling to Antarctica
WATE-TV interviewed Jeffrey Moersch, earth and planetary sciences professor, about his research which is laying the groundwork for the next
Over the next five years, Jeffrey Moersch will be traveling to faraway places—from the Arctic to the Chilean desert—in a quest to learn more about a place even farther away—Mars. The earth and planetary sciences professor is part of a new NASA-funded research team helping prepare for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The interdisciplinary team is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is one of seven to receive a five-year grant of about $8 million.
National Geographic featured the research of Stephanie Drumheller, an earth and planetary sciences lecturer. Drumheller’s work involved giving alligators n
National Geographic featured an in-depth story on the research of Stephanie Drumheller, an earth and planetary sciences lecturer. She and
At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs, gigantic reptiles—distant relatives of modern crocodiles—ruled the earth. Some lived on land and others in water and it was thought they didn’t much interact. But a tooth found by a UT researcher in the thigh of one of these ancient animals is challenging this belief.