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NASA: 'New plan needed to return rocks from Mars'

Cloudy science, clear insights: Atmospheric scientist studies clouds’ causes and effects

China to hear pitches from NASA scientist, other researchers, to study Chang’e 5 lunar samples

Rock Sampled by NASA's Perseverance Embodies Why Rover Came to Mars

Special report: Solar eclipse path of totality

Purdue University campus pauses to soak up 2024 solar eclipse, experiencing near totality

Trustees approve faculty promotions

Thousands of strange white rocks found on Mars. Will they ever be brought to Earth?

Huber receives 2023 McCoy Award for pioneering work to assess global climate risk

A 'snowball fight' may help scientists find life on Jupiter's moon Europa

Jupiter’s icy moon may be the next place humans find life, but first, they need to understand the structure of the moon

Purdue researchers use Rossby waves to predict heatwaves

6 questions with NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, who will be at IMS for the total eclipse

NASA’s Mars rover probes ancient shorelines for signs of life

Burial Depths of Lava Flows on the Moon

1 Month out from total solar eclipse

Ingenuity Spots the Shadow of Its Damaged Rotor Blade

Staff Excellence: Business Management

Boilermakers given rare opportunity to send two crews on back-to-back Mars Desert Research Station missions

What If There Were No Leap Years?

2024 Faculty and Staff Awards

Satellites are burning up in the upper atmosphere – and we still don’t know what impact this will have on the Earth’s climate

The science behind leap years

Odysseus completes first US moon landing in 50 years: How did it unfold?

How is snow made? An atmospheric scientist describes the journey of frozen ice crystals from clouds to the ground

Interview with Dr. Daniel Cziczo (International Excellence Fellow 2023)

Odysseus Lunar Lander's Mission to the Moon

"It's kind of scary, it sounded like thunder:" One woman shares her earthquake experience for "Earthquake Awareness Month"

MastCamZ captures solar eclipse on Mars

12 states in path of totality during April 8 solar eclipse

Farewell to Our Flying Friend and Closing in on the Crater Rim

Purdue scientists discover volcanic material on the Moon where it has never been detected before

Empowering Voices in Science: A Collaborative Film Project Showcasing Female Scientists in Fieldwork

This weather phenomenon on Lake Michigan stunned meteorologists Friday

University collaboration receives $6 million in funding for new CI workforce project

Improving our understanding of Earth's upper troposphere and lower stratosphere

At the Mars Desert Research Station, Purdue crews live and work as if they are truly inhabiting the red planet

NASA’s most high-risk endeavor in decades and other boundary-pushing space missions planned for 2024

The Tantalizing Mystery of the Solar System’s Hidden Oceans

From the Moon’s south pole to an ice-covered ocean world, several exciting space missions are slated for launch in 2024

Busy year of space missions lies ahead in 2024

Purdue reputation in space brings better understanding of the stars, planets and everything in between

Finding new ways to adapt to a growing weather threat

The hottest year on record 

NOAA Climate Program Office’s ERB, AC4 And CVP Programs Award $3 Million For New Applications Of Satellite Data To Aerosol Research

Unwrapping Uranus and its icy secrets: What NASA would learn from a mission to a wild world

Scientists look at pyrite isotopes on the ocean floor in a whole new light

Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony honors faculty, administrators

Purdue honors researchers with Seed for Success Acorn Awards

How and Why Do Violent Tornadoes Form?

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx to bring samples of asteroid Bennu to Earth: What to know

New research shows the moon might be older than we thought

Space Junk Is Polluting Earth’s Stratosphere with Vaporized Metal

Billions of Years Ago, Venus May Have Had a Key Earthlike Feature

The quest to understand tornadoes

Metals from Rockets and Satellites Are Polluting Earth's Upper Atmosphere

Clear Skies Ahead: Conversations about Careers in Meteorology and Beyond

Purdue scientist among first to study asteroid sample

Signatures of the Space Age: Spacecraft metals left in the wake of humanity’s path to the stars

Prof. Andrew Freed inducted in Book of Great Teachers

Scientist explains why Bennu asteroid samples are a big deal

Climate Change Projections Update and the Red-Hot Summer of 2023

Analyzing Clouds and Climate Change

Climate change could expose up to 2.2 billion people in India and the Indus Valley: PNAS study

These are the places that could become ‘unlivable’ as the Earth warms

Deadly humid heat could hit billions, spread as far as US Midwest, study says

Study: Climate change to drive temperatures too hot for humans

The Midwest US could be a hotspot for deadly ‘moist heat stress’ as global temperatures climb

Unbearable heat could make some parts of the world uninhabitable if warming continues

Journey to Jurabi Point

Humans are about to explore a metal-rich asteroid for the first time. Here's why.

Meteor confirmed over Bloomington

Meteor confirmed over Bloomington

Purdue scientist: Meteor confirmed over Bloomington

What mud cracks on Mars tell us about whether life could have formed on the planet

Enhanced Geothermal, Offshore Wind Energy Gain Earthshot™ Support at PNNL

NSF award creates new center to study subduction earthquakes and associated hazards

Asteroid pieces could offer insights into the start of life on Earth, according to Purdue scientist

No, the OSIRIS-REx probe will not bring back asteroid space 'germs'

Special delivery! Biggest-ever haul of asteroid dust and rock returns to Earth

Explainer: How is climate change driving dangerous 'wet-bulb' temperatures?

Mars region offers NASA rover environment to search for evidence of ancient microbial life

Bringing home asteroids: Purdue scientist will be among the first to examine asteroid pieces from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission

Risk of mass deaths as heatwaves start to pass survivability threshold

NSF announces two awards through the Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards

'Every hurricane is different': Why experts are still estimating Idalia's impact

Optimizing Carbonate Classification on Mars

The Human Limit: When Dangerous Heat is Surging

Purdue research: Ice caps on Mars may reveal planet’s climate history

NASA Astronaut Andrew Jay (Drew) Feustel to Leave NASA

Cloud data collected in-situ will be evaluated on the ground at Purdue

Measuring Decays with Rock Dating Implications

Experts at Purdue University explain why it's so hot

Is air quality getting worse?

Cziczo named KIT International Excellence Fellow

‘We are damned fools’: scientist who sounded climate alarm in 80s warns of worse to come

Four EAPS professors chosen by NASA to study lunar science

Officials urge Hoosiers to limit time outdoors as 'unhealthy' air quality plagues Indiana

Researchers unearth the mysteries of how Turkey's East Anatolian fault formed

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Will Have New Home in Houston

NASA's Perseverance Makes New Discoveries in Mars' Jezero Crater – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Laura Pyrak-Nolte awarded Dean's Award for Achievement from University at Buffalo

Zonta International announces Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Pebbles from an Asteroid Are about to Be Delivered to Earth, and It’s Totally Awesome

Erin E Donaghy, PhD candidate, awarded AWG Brunton Award

Purdue trustees ratify faculty and staff positions, approve resolutions of appreciation and namings

New research explains what drives Alaska’s enduring and explosive Great Sitkin Volcano

Solving for climate: Earth’s next top (climate) model

Cloud computing and blue-sky thinking: An atmospheric scientist illuminates the science of clouds in Earth’s sky and beyond

Polar ice caps may reveal climate history of Mars

Mike Sori receives NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award to pursue planetary geophysics

PERiLS at Purdue aims to save lives by studying tornadoes that form along squall lines

ABC57's own Maci Tetrick receives Michiana 40 Under 40 award

Life on Mars: Purdue students at the Mars Desert Research Station

Researchers from Purdue and Peru team up to study impacts of melting alpine glaciers on mountain groundwater systems

NASA grant allows Purdue researchers to study and recreate the surface of Mercury

Rare Isotopes Help Unlock Mysteries in the Argentine Andes

Faculty promotions at Purdue approved by board

Bramson honored for Outstanding Teaching

Study says warming may push more hurricanes toward US coasts

Jupiter’s moons hide giant subsurface oceans – two upcoming missions are sending spacecraft to see if these moons could support life

Space weathering and asteroid return sample research earns Lisette Melendez an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Landslide research on distant planets earns Santa Lucía Pérez Cortés an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Prof. Andrew Freed awarded Outstanding Teacher Award

Ukraine's farmlands are affected by the toxic remnants of war

Rare isotopes help unlock mysteries in the Argentine Andes

The 8 best hidden impact craters on Earth

Soils of war: The toxic legacy for Ukraine's breadbasket

Chasing the storm

Female researchers study Antarctica's Ancient History

What has Perseverance found in two years on Mars?

Purdue EAPS welcomes new faculty member Roger Bryant

Tricky Faults, Lax Construction and Wobbly Soil Fueled Destruction in Turkey

PhD Candidate Laura Chaves named in “Top 100 Most Influential Latinos” list

Caltech Heritage Project: Douglas Schmitt (MS '84, PhD '87), Geoscientist

Purdue Team of Scientists Return from Trip to Antarctica

Lifting the Veil

Geochemist leads an all-woman team onto the ice in Antarctica

Traveling to the end of the Earth to reveal our planet’s past climate

Interesting Engineering's top 10 culture stories of 2022

2022 in Purdue Research

Tempted to joke about global warming amid a blizzard? Here's what experts say about that.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Records the First Sounds of a Dust Devil on Mars

Scientists get first-ever sound recording of dust devils (tiny tornadoes of dust, grit) on Mars

BP explores carbon storage in Benton County, sparks controversy

Mars Rover Digs up Samples That Hold Life-Friendly Molecules "in Pretty Much Every Rock"'

Supervolcanoes Linger a While, Then Rush to Erupt

This solar system rocks

Purdue professor: Mauna Loa lava flows could threaten populated areas

'I am just so excited for this step to be taken' | Purdue professor weighs in on Artemis I launch

Michalski selected as University Faculty Scholar

Purdue EAPS Student Spotlight: Emma Miller

Shepardson awarded the EEIA Howard Michaud Award

New study to examine how plants transport water from soil to atmosphere

The forgotten history of radiometric dating

Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite's discovery

Purdue EAPS welcomes new faculty member Yuan Wang

Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite's discovery

Pig vomit toxin key to Martian meteorite mystery

Science Sleuths Solve Century-Old Mystery Of Martian Meteorite's Discovery

Planet-saving asteroid test mission shows need for global teamwork

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered a global tsunami

Rainwater collected in the Andes Mountains contains fingerprints of atmospheric processes

Rare deep earth diamond reveals trapped secrets of the Earth’s interior

Learn why the 2022 hurricane season has taken off

NASA mission that could save humanity

The US Is Measuring Extreme Heat Wrong

Talking climate change, arctic crocodiles, tropical heat death, and climate whack-a-mole with Matthew Huber

College of Science Outreach helping sixth graders live-stream (literally) along the mighty Wabash

Ilana Bromberg awarded INSGC graduate fellowship

How Drought and War Are Really Affecting the Global Food Supply

Ancient ice volcanoes may have stained Pluto's moon blood red

Lucy Flesch awarded the 2022 AGU Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service

Purdue professor talks about significance of NASA’s return to moon

LOCAL Countdown to Saturday’s launch of Artemis I

Eighteen Faculty at Purdue University Recognized for Early Career Success

Why pummeled planets may be promising abodes for alien life

The red planet is not all red. One of its craters is hiding strange green rocks

The sands of Mars are green as well as red, rover Perseverance discovers

NASA's Perseverance Makes New Discoveries in Mars' Jezero Crater

Ezra Speaking speaks to EAPS about weather

Remembering Nik Christensen

Breaking in a new planet

Remembering Professor Atilla Aydin

EAPS alumnus is co-host and judge on “Richard Hammond’s Crazy Contraptions,” an overseas gameshow about Rube Goldberg Machines

Scientists are closing in on the cause of volcanic super-eruptions

Blushing moon could reveal secrets of planetary bodies and their red-colored regions

Why some heatwaves prove deadlier than others

Parts of the moon may provide stable temperatures for humans, researchers find

Heat waves explained: Why some heat waves are worse than others

Lasers, landscape and lost magnetic fields

Laser Marking on Mars

What Happens If the World Gets Too Hot for Animals to Survive?

What happens if the world gets too hot for animals to survive?

The Mysteriously Low Death Toll of the Heat Waves in India and Pakistan

Purdue professors involved in Mars rover missions

New dating method shatters our understanding of human evolution

Purdue professor, international research team make million-year discovery

MEERTALK with Dr. Dan Cziczo

Can you imagine being so old, scientists were wrong about your age by nearly one million years?

Fossils in the Cradle of Humankind site reignite debate over origins of humans

Ancient human fossils found in the 'Cradle of Humankind' are a million years older than expected

Fossils: Cave woman one million years older than thought

Ancient humans at Cradle of Humankind are a million years older than we thought

GSA names Nathaniel Lifton a 2022 Fellow

Fossils From The Cradle Of Civilization May Be Much Older Than Originally Thought

Early human fossils found in cave are a million years older than expected

'Cradle of Humankind' Fossils Are 1 Million Years Older Than We Thought, Scientists Say

Fossils in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ may be more than a million years older than previously thought

A “fake Mars” on the Purdue campus yields ORAU award for EAPS professor

Leading ‘instrumental’ research on Mars: Purdue EAPS welcomes new faculty member Roger Wiens

Moshammat (Moe) Mijjum awarded INSGC graduate fellowship

Understanding eruptions: how can we determine which volcanoes pose the greatest threat?

How Extreme Heat Kills, Sickens, Strains and Ages Us

Analysis of Mars Audio Reveals Different Rules for Sound on the Red Planet

Salt may be the key to life on Earth and beyond

Perseverance: Nasa rover begins key drive to find life on Mars

Purdue alum's TV show features Rube Goldberg machines

Purdue professor helps put 'ears' on Mars Perseverance rover

NASA discovery earns Eagle ‘full ride’ National Science Foundation Fellowship

Drones are here to stay. Academia is helping make that safe

10 Years of Planetary Science Special Seminar: Dr. Bill McKinnon

Hot Springs Suggest How the Tibetan Plateau Became the Roof of the World

In its visit to Psyche, NASA hopes to glimpse the center of the Earth

Scientists come up with fresh take on moon mystery

Dr. Bin Wang awarded Distinguished Science Alumni by Purdue University

Purdue professor: Meteor caused explosion-like noise

Planetary scientist helps equip rover Perseverance with 4 of the 5 human senses

Researchers Discovers Importance of Carbon Cycle in Predicting Climate Change

What Sounds Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover Reveal About Mars

‘Big boom’ in Southern Indiana believed to be a meteor explosion

Tornadoes, climate change and why Dixie is the new Tornado Alley

Mounds of ice in craters give new insight into Mars' past climate

Where is Tornado Alley now?

Dr. Elita Li earns Young Innovator Award

When worlds collide: Studying impact craters to uncover the secrets of the solar system

Mounds of ice in craters give new insight into Mars’ past climate

Ice on Mars gives a peek into the red planet’s climate history

It’s very rare for a tornado to hit New Orleans — is climate change to blame?

New clues reveal the devastation the day the dinosaurs died

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Hunting for Ancient Life

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover nabs 8th rock sample on the Red Planet

Controversial impact crater under Greenland’s ice is surprisingly ancient

Ingenuity Helicopter Reaches 20th Flight On Mars

Purdue Graduate Diversity Visitation Program (GDVP) is now accepting applicants through April

Purdue Global Provost Jon Harbor honored by American Association of Geographers

A year after landing on Mars, Perseverance rover sets sights on intriguing new target

2022 Faculty and Staff Awards

NASA's Perseverance rover marks its first year hunting for past life on Mars

Purdue EAPS Professor awarded NSF CAREER Award for tornado research

Geochemistry professor named a 2022 Sloan Research Fellow

Psyche Isn’t Pure Iron Asteroid, New Research Suggests

A year on Mars & the gift of space

Evidence of giant asteroid strike may be buried under Wyoming

'Bizarre' Psyche Asteroid may be less heavy metal, and more hard rock

Purdue geochemistry professor named 2022 Sloan Fellow

The Search for Life on Mars - Live Stream

2022 Sloan Research Fellows

Purdue professor, Perseverance member preparing for year two as rover mission reaches landing anniversary

InnovatED Magazine features Purdue EAPS student on cover

Neural Networks Can Identify Carbon Dioxide in Seismic Observations

The Winter Olympics and the true cost of fake snow dominating our slopes: ‘It’s more dangerous now’

Perseverance’s first year on Mars: Purdue professor, mission team member looks at what is ahead

Mysterious purple coating found on Mars rocks

Major multidisciplinary research partnership with Peruvian university begins third phase

Moons of Mars: New theory for their past and future

An Earth-Like Axial Tilt Might Be Necessary for Complex Life to Arise

Purdue University research highlights from 2021

Perseverance rover makes 'completely unexpected' volcanic discovery on Mars

How Do Aerosols Impact Cloud Formation?

USRA Announces 2021 Distinguished Undergraduate Award Recipients

How SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket might unlock the solar system—and beyond

The next small steps on the Moon will include a more precise view of the lunar crust

Asteroid material deposited during large impacts record the moon’s ancient magnetic field

Space dust analysis could solve mystery of the origins of Earth’s water

EAPS graduate student Dara Laczniak receives multiple awards for planetary science research

Studying Moon volcanoes to find breathable air and fuel for lunar bases

Perseverance’s first major successes on Mars – an update from mission scientists

A Mars Rover Explored a Wasteland and Found an Oasis

Professor Ernest Agee- A Golden Academic Adventure

Faculty and staff honors: Darryl Granger elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow

Darryl Granger elected 2021 AGU Fellow

A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it – possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom

8 Projects Win Funding in 1st Year of Scialog: Signatures of Life in the Universe

EAPS undergrad received hands-on experience at ACRE with DURI internship

Would we still have severe thunderstorms over North America if the Gulf of Mexico were filled in with land?

The Science of Wet Bulb Temperature

River ecology internship prepares EAPS undergrad for geoscience success

Living on Mars Time with Mastcam-Z

Dr. Elita Li joins the EAPS faculty for Fall 2021

How the science of data is transforming life

Revealed: NASA’s ‘Night Mission’ To Mercury, The Only Inner Planet We’ve Yet To Land On

Mars Lake Hypothesis on Ice After Study Offers Different Explanation

Planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation

'Hotter and more humid': Dangerous extreme heat will impact Indiana in coming years

NASA’s new mission studies how intense thunderstorms may influence climate change

Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 112 – Perseverance Mars Rover Update

Perseverance rover prepares to collect Martian samples that will be sent to Earth

Stored for 50 Years, Technology is Finally Advanced Enough to Analyze Apollo Moon Samples

Purdue team flying miles above Earth with NASA, gathering data on North American monsoon season

Volcano research leads to better understanding of their deep structure

Health warnings as Death Valley scorches in 54.4C heat

Purdue Expert Says Heat Stress Is “Single Biggest” Impact Of Climate Change

Planets With Seasons Like Ours Could Host Complex Alien Life, Suggests NASA Research

EAPS student, Qin Jiang, awarded NASA FINESST fellowship for work with tornadoes and their environments in a changing climate

Goldilocks planets 'with a tilt' may develop more complex life

Purdue scientists studying moon samples from Apollo 17 Mission

Yujia Zhu selected as one of the 2021 Esri Innovation Program (EIP) Students of the Year

Still taking giant leaps from lunar small steps: Purdue scientists analyze moon dust collected by Apollo 17 astronauts

Feel that shake? It wasn’t just you

Earthquake centered in west central Indiana with 3.8 magnitude

New analysis shows microbial sources fueling rise of atmospheric methane

Springs that discharge a large proportion of old groundwater are more resistant to the effects of the drought

Scientists simulate alien volcanoes here on Earth

Programs prepare faculty to lead; 20 participants selected for 2021-22 academic year

Wildfires have enabled boreal forests in North America to become a major carbon source which will likely only get worse

The American Philosophical Society Welcomes New Members for 2021

Purdue EAPS recognized as SEG Student Chapter

Office of Engagement recognizes award winners for 2020, 2021

Making a difference in education: 2021 Purdue Teaching Awards

2020-21 EAPS Awards Banquet presented virtual due to pandemic

Purdue Scientist Discusses Role in NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover | Briony Horgan

Climate Change Research Video Competition

Prof. Andrew Freed receives Dr. Gerald Krockover Outstanding Favorite Faculty Award

Faculty promotions at Purdue approved by board

“Simple question” leads to multi-year research study about effects of alpine glacial meltwater on groundwater in mountainous regions

Professor Mike Sori discusses his latest research about Triton, one of the moons of Neptune

Mars scientist examining the landscape through rover camera she helped design for NASA Perseverance mission

Atmospheric professors awarded grant for flexible, portable kit-based lab instruction

We're starting to answer some big questions about Mars

EAPS student Sneha Nachimuthu earns a second SULI summer internship

Geochemist Marissa Tremblay’s Noble and Versatile Toolbox

We’re underestimating the destructive power of tornadoes, study shows

68 Boilermakers Named Academic All-Big Ten for Winter Season

Where did Mars's liquid water go? A new theory holds fresh clues.

Celebrating teaching excellence

Professor Andrew Freed awarded Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Researchers Home in on the Age of the Yangtze River

Scientists Face Unique Challenges In Weeks Following Perseverance Rover's Mars Landing

Future of life on Mars | Professor of Planetary Science Ali Bramson

Ice frozen under Mars’ surface offers major resource to aid future settlements

Computer Simulations Suggest Martian Moons Were Separated at Birth More Than a Billion Years Ago

The LPI Announces the Recipients of the 2021 Career Development Award

What a Lake in Turkey Can Tell Us about Mars

New era of Mars exploration begins as craft nears Red Planet

Has life existed beyond Earth? Purdue professor going to great lengths to find out.

'Leaky' noble gas behavior could provide missing link in predicting climate change

The Story of the Moon Rock in Joe Biden's Oval Office

Purdue scientist ready for Mars rover touchdown to begin exploring the red planet

Asteroid Will Skim Earth Closer Than Moon On February 2: Will It Hit Planet?

With the world’s temperature rising, the Earth’s permafrost areas are particularly vulnerable

Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 86 – Asteroid Research

Water World: Arizona Scientists on New Evidence, Questions About Life on Mars

Q&A with Aaron Goldner: From climate researcher to senior policy advisor

Asteroid explorer collects first samples thought to be rich in organic compounds; a Purdue scientist will be among the first to study

EAPS professor makes unexpected changes in atmospheric class to maximize student experience during the pandemic

As the Oceans Warm, Hurricanes Stay Stronger Longer

New seismic research helps understand the volcanic activity in Alaska

Warmer seas keep hurricanes stronger for longer, study says

Clouds and Climate Change

Intensive irrigation in India enhances deadly 'moist heat stress', study finds

Purdue scientist reflects on her passion for studying Mars’ geology, landscape

EAPS PhD student using earthly examples to explore Mars earns two awards

Ask a Scientist: Dr. Michelle Thompson discusses NASA's OSIRIS-REx

We could slow climate change by dimming the sun. But should we?

Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 74 – Purdue’s Connection to NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Mission

Remembering Jay Melosh, Planetary Scientist

ISGC fellowship awarded to EAPS graduate student who works with Apollo Mission lunar samples

A better understanding of how cirrus clouds form

Water on Mars: Discovery of Three Buried Lakes Intrigues Scientists

Is there other life in the universe? Purdue scientist is ready to search for the answers

Purdue planetary scientists may have solved the mystery of our Moon's South Pole-Aitken Impact Basin

Using engineering to strengthen human bones

With A Wing And A Grant, SBU Researchers Set To Soar

Remembering Barbara Gibson

Scientists drove radars inside Hurricane Laura’s fiercest winds, hoping to unravel their mysteries

Did life on Earth come from space? Chummy microbes offer clues.

Meet the new faculty for the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University

Purdue Faculty Funded in NSF Project to Examine Interfaces for Materials Transport in the Environment

College of Science Outreach awarded grant for Geo STEM

Graduate Students Laura Chaves and Adeene Denton awarded NASA FINESST Grants

Meet the EAPS Faculty planting their scientific footprints on Mars

NASA’s big move to search for life on Mars – and to bring rocks home

NASA Mars Rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life

Has life existed beyond Earth? Purdue professor going to great lengths to find out.

Deadly combination of heat and humidity increasing worldwide

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

How do you teach when everything changes world-wide at once? EAPS professors share how they managed teaching during a pandemic

NASA Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr. Michelle Thompson

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

COSUAM de Puerto Rico’s Sustainable Schools Program receives 2020 National Energy Globe Award

Tremblay awarded the GSA Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award

'Carbon Farming' Could Make US Agriculture Truly Green

Graduate students awarded 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships

Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring

Graduating during a pandemic: spotlight on Robert Wayne Swisher

Meet Amanda Rudolph, NSF grant recipient

Laura Pyrak-Nolte selected to receive award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Humidity and heat extremes are on the verge of exceeding limits of human survivability, study finds

NASA's Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils

NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Look at Mars Through These 'Eyes'

Why NASA plans to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid

Impacts on Asteroids Produce Regolith, Erase Small Craters

Collision on one side of Pluto ripped up terrain on the other side; study suggests

Xinyue Wang Awarded NCAR ASP Postdoctoral Fellowship

EAPS Awards Banquet presented virtually this year due to COVID-19

World Water Day 2020 podcast by Dr. Marty Frisbee

Ancient Impact’s Seismic Waves Reveal Pluto’s Ocean, Core

Briony H. Horgan is named Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Prof. Chavas receives NSF CAREER Award

EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship for Mars Polar Research

The Role of a Turkish Lake in an EAPS Student’s Mars Research

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Gale Crater on Mars

Local High School Students Mentored by Science K-12 Outreach Recognized for Research

EAPS Student Awarded Indiana Space Grant for Carbonaceous Chondrites Research

New Study Finds Nitrogen Availability Affects the Evolution of Future Carbon Sinks in Northern Eurasia

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Mercury Impact Basin

EAPS K-12 Outreach Coordinator Appointed Chair of U.S. GLOBE Partner Forum

The center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Maize Production Practices May Be Unprepared for Future Heat Stress, EAPS-led Study Finds

Dr. Freed Receives Outstanding Faculty Fellow Award

Dr. Thompson to Investigate Untouched Apollo Samples

College of Science, EAPS Present Distinguished Science Alumna and Philanthropy Awards

EAPS Study Identifies Source of ‘Crater Equilibrium’

Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Cushman Inducted into Purdue Research Foundation Innovators Hall of Fame

Dr. Tanamachi Featured in Science Book for Young Readers

EAPS Welcomes New Department Head from MIT

New Soil Moisture and Temperature Data Helps Predict Life-Threatening Indian Monsoon Rains

Tornado Fatalities Continue to Fall Despite Population Growth in Tornado Alley

Purdue Team Simulating Life on Mars

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Outreach Program

Major natural carbon sink may soon become a carbon source

Dr. Filley Named Director of Center for the Environment

Public Outreach Key Part of EAPS Graduate Student’s Research

Makeup of the Moon

EAPS Radar Images Now Viewable by Public

EAPS Alum and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel Returns to Earth

Meet the Purdue researcher exploring the Red Planet

Age Bias Exists Even in Outer Space - in Samples Collected by Apollo Astronauts

Bright Streaks on the Moon are a Product of Space Weathering

EAPS Alum Drew Feustel to Expected Become All-Time Leading U.S. Spacewalker

EAPS Study to Investigate Arctic Carbon Stores

EAPS Radar Captures Tornado on First Day of Operation

Prof. Caffee elected AGU Fellow

Dr. Matthew Huber Receives AGU Ascent Award

K-12 Outreach Program Encouraging Student Research

If intelligent aliens exist, why haven’t we seen them?

EAPS Graduate Student Studying Evolution of Impact Basins and the Moon’s Thermal History

Reconstruction of past climate provides clues about future climate change

Watch the Installation of a New X-band Teaching and Research Radar

Mineralogy on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

Inside EAPS, Spring 2018

Farewell Reception to Celebrate Dr. Shepson's Career

Dr. Melosh Writes Opinion Column on Tesla's Space-Cruising Roadster

Astronaut Feustel speaks live from International Space Station as he receives honorary doctorate

EAPS Undergraduate Student Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Astronaut Feustel to receive honorary degree, speak live from International Space Station during Purdue commencement

Purdue Day of Giving Gift Establishes a New Endowment for the EAPS Department

Support EAPS on Day of Giving!

Dr. Filley Interviewed by NPR Radio Show

Event to Celebrate Partnership between Purdue and Peruvian University

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Blasts Off for Third Space Mission

National Citizen Science Event to be Hosted by EAPS

EAPS to Offer Professional Master’s Degree Concentration in Geodata Science

EAPS-led Studies Show Urbanization Impacts Storms, Rainfall Despite Surroundings

EAPS to Partner with Imagination Station for Public Outreach Event

Doppler-on-Wheels to Bring Education, Outreach to EAPS

Dr. Melosh Quoted in Story on Chinese Space Lab

EAPS Graduate Student Studying Glacial Meltwater Using DNA Tracers

Inside EAPS Fall 2017

EAPS Invites Applications for Head of the Department

Dr. Feustel featured in NASA Press Conference

EAPS-Led Research Explains Why Central Pressure Deficit is a Good Predictor of Storm Damage

EAPS to Purchase New Weather Radar

Dr. Filley to Co-Lead Partnership with Peruvian University

Dr. Huber's Research Identifies Source of Urban Cooling Effect

EAPS-Led Study Investigates Moon's Interior

EAPS Honors Outstanding Alumnus

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department Celebrates 50 Years

Research by Dr. Niyogi Helps Predict Heavy Rains in Monsoon Regions

Research by Dr. Shepson reveals questions about air pollution

EAPS to Host Outreach Event “AP Fridays at Purdue”

Inside EAPS Summer 2017

Multiple EAPS Graduate Students Receive IN Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

Dr. Doug Schmitt Selected for Stephen and Karen Brand Endowed Chair of Unconventional Energy

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Multiple Fellowships

New Version of Scholar Powers Meteorology Classes

Dr. Wu Awarded Prestigious CAREER Grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

EAPS Undergrad Student to Attend NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop

EAPS Seeking Limited-term Lecturer in Minerology

Dr. Cushman Leading Development of 'Instantly Rechargeable' Battery for Electric Vehicles

Dr. Chaubey Named ASABE Fellow

EAPS Graduate Student Inducted into Purdue University Teaching Academy

EAPS to Host GLOBE Student Research Symposium

Dr. Filley to Lead Discovery Park's Center for the Environment as Interim Director

EAPS Graduate Students Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Lifton's Antarctica Research Featured in College of Science Insights

Record day for EAPS during Purdue's fourth annual Day of Giving

Dr. Bensman Receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award

Dr. Horgan to spotlight Purdue role in Mars 2020 rover mission at Science on Tap

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Minton leading team to design spacecraft to study Mars moons

Mars could have rings in the future, says Dr. Minton

Study by Dr. Shepson finds potentially harmful effects of natural gas

EAPS partnering with Indiana State Museum for natural disasters exhibit

Dr. Huber co-authors study disproving tropical 'thermostat' theory

Dr. Granger receives College of Science Research Award

EAPS faculty and staff recognized by College of Science

Dr. Niyogi co-authors study analyzing extreme rainfall in Indian cities

Research team including Dr. Melosh to create Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering program

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Assigned to International Space Station

Dr. Tanamachi receives Violet Haas Fellowship

Insights magazine features EAPS Outreach augmented reality sandbox

Model for Orientale lunar basin formation published in Science

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship from National Science Foundation

EAPS team finds cause of comet outbursts

EAPS honors outstanding alumni

Dr. Shepardson releases book on Turkey Run State Park

Dr Hinze honored by Geological Society of America

EAPS alumna recognized for research

New center of tornado activity in U.S. detected

Prof Granger part of team that discovers evidence of Great Flood in China

Prof. Zhuang awarded for research

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Prof. Frisbee studies local effects of water scarcity

Purdue watershed research featured on 'Bioenergy' cover

EAPS team finds convection could produce Pluto's polygons

EAPS postdoc's research on comets published in Nature

EAPS Distinguished Science Alumni Recipient - Mark Longacre

EAPS Professor Receives Recognition

EAPS and AAE Teams Study Lunar Data on Lava Tubes

Volcanic Mars-New data on Mars' ancient volcanoes revealed by EAPS team

Romero Awarded NSF Fellowship

EAPS Grad students honored at Graduate Teaching Excellence Celebration

New AR Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering member

EAPS Faculty Members Promoted

Vibrations make large landslide flow like fluid

Astronaut Applications Soaring

CoS Faculty and Staff Recognition

Cyclone forecasting for the Indian coast improved

EAPS team part of national tornado study 'VORTEX Southeast'

Purdue StormReady recertification part of campus safety efforts

Remote predictions of fluid flow in fractures possible with new finding

Prof Baldwin develops open software tool

EAPS professor goes "Inside the Mega-Twister"

A Man of Education and Science: Prof Krockover Gives Back to the Dept

An ammonia-water slurry may swirl below Pluto's icy surface

Mild and dry weather expected initially this winter in Indiana

Study: Flood models need to include cities' impact on rainfall

Research Experience Realized

EAPS Astronaut meets "The Martian"

EAPS professor in documentary from Smithsonian

National Geographic interviewed EAPS professor for documentary

EAPS Honors 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awardees

Harbor receives honorary doctorate from Stockholm University

EAPS professor will use an array of colors to study the Red Planet

Haliburton software donation

EAPS Professor interviewed at water seminar

Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions

Indiana's hit or miss summer

Purdue Alumnus new CEO of Devon Energy Group

Purdue leading in supercomputing systems

June-July rainfall in Indiana not a record, but it's close.

With NASA's New Horizons, Purdue looks to Pluto

First photo of Pluto

Purdue researchers part of volcanic eruptions study

Farming is driving force in drying soil in Northern China

Dr. Tanamachi on the TWC

Dr. Harbor has a new appointment

Smith Insights newsletter

Where did the Moon come from?

What do craters, meteorites and the history of our solar system tell us?

A Fossil Fuel Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear

EAPS Alumnus Receives Fulbright Award

NASA ESS Fellowship Recipients

Prof. Minton Receives $1.5M in Awards

EAPS Prof. Tim Filley talks Twitter and extreme weather tracking with NPR

EAPS Distinguished Science Alumni Recipient - Rick Knabb

2015 New EAPS Faculty

Prof. Darryl Granger and his team uses new instrument for dating

Crough Memorial Lecture

The Latest Issue of Elements Magazine includes articles by Professor Granger and Professor Lifton

Planetary Undergrads use Official NASA Mars Images to Fuel Research

Terry West Receives AEG Service Award

Shepson Receives American Chemical Society Award

Purdue assistant professor taking Purdue to Mars in 2020

Freed's Geosciences in the Cinema course featured in the IndyStar

Chaubey Awarded ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award

Asteroid Strikes: Where Have all the Craters Gone?

Recent EAPS Grad Announced as 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow

Dynamics of Climate Conference

EAPS Alumnus is a 2014 SEG Award Recipient

Four Things that Turn America into the Tornado Super Bowl featuring Dr. Agee

Professor Trapp Talks to Purdue News About Tornado Activity

WLFI News Channel 18 Captures El Aguila Gold Mine Display Dedication

Dr. Paul Shepson's Study in Purdue Today

Professor Dev Niyogi and PhD student, Olivia Kellner, are featured in Purdue Today for their study

EAPS 12000: Introduction to Geography

Access to Top-Flight Supercomputer Yields Sunny Forecast for Atmospheric Science Students

Mayor of Kansas Devastated by Tornado to Speak with Purdue Science Policy Class, Research Faculty

EAPS Alumnus Manages Air-Quality for the Ute Tribe in New Mexico

Purdue Students Partner with INDOT to Forecast Winter Weather

EAPS Alumnus Gift Creates First Endowed Chair

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