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?
Award recipients’ projects are published on eScholarship, UC’s open-access research repository.
Scientists confirm that electrons responsible for the northern lights hitch a ride on electromagnetic waves streaming toward Earth at up to 45 million mph.
Has there ever been life on Mars? Or water? UCLA scientists dig deep for answers.
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.
UCLA’s Ghez won for the prize for physics and UC Berkeley’s Doudna won for chemistry. UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter moderated.
Astrophysicist Andrea Ghez won a Nobel Prize, we were the No. 1 public university again, faculty carried on with important research and students continued to achieve the amazing.
In her talk, the UCLA astrophysicist answers the question, “How do you observe something you can’t see?” among many others.
UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez and UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna, both 2020 Nobel laureates, will be joined by climate change expert Emily A. Carter.
Clarivate released its annual list of the most highly cited researchers, which includes dozens of UCLA researchers across various disciplines.
Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez will deliver the event’s keynote talk, focusing on her research about black holes.
The director of the Keck Observatory writes about how the UCLA astrophysicist overcame the doubters en route to her Nobel Prize.
The world-renowned expert in meteorites and lunar rocks had a mineral named after him. He died at home in Los Angeles on Sept. 7.
Previous simulations suggested that astronauts on the surface would be safe during a full moon while it resides within the magnetosphere.
Images of C/2019 Y4 breaking into more than two dozen fragments in recent days were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
UCLA is tied for fifth in the number of professors honored this year as early-career scientists and scholars who are rising stars of science.
Co-author Andrea Ghez says the objects look like gas and behave like stars.
Magnetic storms originate closer to Earth than previously thought, threatening satellites.
UCLA astrophysicist Smadar Naoz’s research indicates that if there is a second black hole, it would have a mass at least 100,000 times that of the sun.
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday and delivered new advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching.
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.”