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TRAPPIST-1 Family of Planets: Rocky Through and Through?

January 22, 2021

Based on the precise measurements reported in this study, researchers hypothesized what mixtures of bulk ingredients could give the TRAPPIST-1 planets their densities, offering the most precise picture of exoplanet composition achieved to date.

New Link between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered

May 18, 2015

A factor that determines the properties of clouds that help moderate the planet’s temperature may be decided in the oceans.

Coronavirus Response Barely Slows Rising Carbon Dioxide

June 7, 2021

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2021 in May at a monthly average of 419 parts per million (ppm), the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announced today.

New Climate Risk Classification Created to Account for Potential “Existential” Threats

September 15, 2017

A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories “catastrophic” and “unknown” to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.

Paving a Road on the Moon

July 3, 2024

A team of aerospace engineering students from the University of California San Diego was one of 12 student teams selected from around the country as finalists in NASA’s Human Lander Challenge. The goal? To come up with the best solution to manage the lunar dust a spacecraft kicks up when…

Large Amounts of Oxygen Detected in Ancient Star’s Atmosphere

January 23, 2020

An international team of astronomers from UC San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known as “J0815+4729.”

An Elevator Speech on the Need to Protect the Planet

May 15, 2014

…of greater access to energy resources among other prescriptives. However, statement authors also pointed out that the use of natural resources by relatively affluent societies is not sustainable, requiring a rethinking of resource use at all economic levels. Renowned Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs joined Ramanathan, Dasgupta and Sorondo in…

Air Pollution’s Connection to Infant Mortality

July 1, 2020

A new study from the University of California San Diego and Stanford quantifies air pollution’s impact on infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa through a unique approach that paints a clearer picture of the problem than ever before.

Scientists Report Large-Scale Surface Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño

June 15, 2017

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a landbound mass of ice larger than Mexico, experienced substantial surface melt through the austral summer of 2015-2016 during one of the largest El Niño events of the past 50 years. The finding is of interest, because El Niño events are expected to become more…

Engineering Students, Faculty at UC San Diego Remember Beloved Educator

September 12, 2016

A longtime favorite of students, faculty and administrators alike, former University of California San Diego electrical and computer engineering professor Anthony V. Sebald passed away on July 11, 2016. He was 74 years old. For nearly 30 years, Sebald served the campus, the Jacobs School of Engineering and its Department…

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