Content Tagged with: Department Of Earth Sciences
In a new study, a UC Riverside–led team discovered that a buildup of toxic gases in the atmospheres of most planets makes them unfit for complex life as we know it.
Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they’re closer to learning whether giant planets act as guardians of solar systems elsewhere in the galaxy. A UCR-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that...
Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the Congressional Research Service, there are 6.9 million scientists in the...
For some distant worlds, carbon monoxide may actually be compatible with a robust microbial biosphere
NASA is uniting experts across multiple disciplines to investigate life's beginnings on our planet -- and to explore if and how life sprung up elsewhere in the universe
Collection edited by UCR researchers focuses on the role of rising oxygen in the birth of complex life
Molecular fossil evidence suggests sponges lived on the ancient ocean floors 100 million years before the Cambrian period
Major series of review articles outlines past, present, and future of searching for life on other planets
Names of recently discovered Ediacaran era fossil animals honor President Barack Obama and Sir David Attenborough
Timothy Lyons will deliver the 66th annual lecture at UC Riverside
Satellite telescope launched Wednesday will seek out new alien worlds