UCLA astronomer Alice Shapley will discuss the origins of our galaxy in a virtual event, May 17.
The comet could be as large as 85 miles across but is not a threat, according to UCLA professor David Jewitt.
Ready for mission to International Space Station, alumna Jessica Watkins reflects on her journey so far
The astronaut, who earned a doctorate from UCLA in 2015, will be the first Black woman to complete a long-term mission on the ISS.
The professor of Earth, planetary and space sciences will lead a radio astronomy search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The rapid downpours, which can affect satellites and space travel, result from whistler waves affecting Earth’s magnetosphere, scientists say.
A red giant called V Hya is undergoing rapid evolution as it ends its life in a blaze of glory before shutting down energy production.
The findings were made possible by an algorithm developed by UCLA postdoctoral scholar Jon Zink.
Jordan Bretzfelder, a UCLA doctoral student, proposed the idea while completing a summer internship at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
Could the very timing of a mission help shield astronauts from dangerous radiation?
Fifteen years of radar measurements by a UCLA-led team have provided critical data for understanding many of the planet’s fundamental properties.
How the fourth woman to win the prize in physics found the answer to a mystery in the stars.
The UCLA planetary scientist is deputy principal investigator for one of the NASA rover’s experiments.
In her talk, the UCLA astrophysicist answers the question, “How do you observe something you can’t see?” among many others.
The association, which is the world’s largest scientific society, honored the UCLA faculty members for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
The director of the Keck Observatory writes about how the UCLA astrophysicist overcame the doubters en route to her Nobel Prize.
Ghez, who received the prize for her research into black holes, is the eighth UCLA faculty member to be named a Nobel laureate.
Previous simulations suggested that astronauts on the surface would be safe during a full moon while it resides within the magnetosphere.
Margaret Kivelson has been recognized by the Royal Society, Harvard University and University of Leicester.
Images of C/2019 Y4 breaking into more than two dozen fragments in recent days were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Co-author Andrea Ghez says the objects look like gas and behave like stars.
The object is a magnetic structure that covers an enormous region of some 160 light-years.
UCLA’s David Jewitt said the data provides the best measure of the size of the comet's nucleus, “which is the really important part.”
A new method used to study planets’ geochemistry implies that Earth is not unique.
Comet 2I/Borisov is the first interstellar comet to be observed by astronomers.
“We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole,” said UCLA professor Andrea Ghez.