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Astrophysicists discover a large population of potential young planets in distant solar systems.
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Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that spawn the wide array of planetary bodies we have already uncovered, including so-called hot Jupiters, massive rocky worlds, icy dwarf planets, and - hopefully someday soon - distant analogs of Earth.
The City of Las Vegas, along with the Health Sciences Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is assessing older homes for hazardous lead.
The City of Las Vegas is partnering with the University of Nevada Las Vegas to assess lead hazards in older homes.
Fossilized reptile prints older than any dinosaur were recently discovered in the Grand Canyon.
When you’re out hiking, you never know what you might see. You could cross paths with lizards, tarantulas or maybe even something bigger like a javelina. More likely, you’ll also come across the tracks of these critters.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
An expert in biochemistry.
Lachniet is an expert in paleoclimatology, quaternary geology, climate change and stable isotope geochemistry.