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Research team including Dr. Melosh to create Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering program
The first New Horizons grant has been awarded by Purdue University to a team of researchers, including Dr. Melosh, proposing to create a program in Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering – believed to be the first such university program.

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Assigned to International Space Station
Dr. Feustel has been assigned to his first long-duration mission.

Model for Orientale lunar basin formation published in Science
A research team including two EAPS professors and two EAPS graduate students has published two articles in Science detailing new discoveries about the moon.

EAPS team finds cause of comet outbursts
An EAPS research team found that comet outbursts are likely caused by avalanches.

EAPS team finds convection could produce Pluto's polygons
Research led by graduate student Alex Trowbridge, under the guidance of Prof. Jay Melosh reveal new findings regarding surface of Pluto.


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