Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, as part of its Mars coverage, re-released a documentary about Terraforming Mars, which featured UT’s Harry “Hap” McSween. The piece examines a massive geo-engineering project of making the dry and barren Red Planet into an Earth-like new home for humanity. McSween noted that terraforming is closer to science fiction than science, and that everything from
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Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.
NASA scientists will get a deeper look at Pluto thanks to a new round of observations being led by a UT postdoctoral student.
Undergraduate student Chad Melton witnessed history this week as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby of Pluto, giving humankind its first-ever up-close look of the dwarf planet and its five moons.
Two UT researchers, one an undergraduate and the other a post-doc research associate, have a hand in this week’s historic Pluto flyby.
In just a few days, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will conduct a flyby of Pluto, giving humankind its first-ever up-close look of the dwarf planet and its five moons.
A UT professor who is an authority on the impacts of acid drainage and sulfide oxidation has been named a fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Fans of the Jurassic Park movies are counting down the days until the June 12 release of the latest dinosaur flick, Jurassic World. UT Professor Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, a vertebrate paleontologist based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is writing a seven-part series for online publication Red Orbit highlighting the dinosaurs featured in the new movie. Part
Faculty member Andrew Steen will travel to Pennsylvania this month to continue a research project that allows inner-city New Jersey teens to experience hands-on science.