Department of Geoscience News
Geoscience is an all-encompassing term used to refer to the earth sciences. Geoscientists strive to understand earth processes and study the origin and evolution of our planet; the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks, and fluids; the structure of our mobile crust; the history of life; and the human adaptation to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and floods.
Current Geoscience News
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Libby Hausrath is one of just 10 scientists selected for NASA’s returned sample science team; will help decide which samples return to Earth from Mars 2020 mission.
Studying rocks from space replaced this geoscience professor's original career choice of being an astronaut.
Researchers from the College of Sciences showcase the artistic side of science by featuring their most captivating research images.
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
UNLV received a nearly $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to house ‘multicollector’ device, the first of its kind in Nevada.
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Geoscience professor Libby Hausrath is one of 10 scientists chosen by NASA to select and analyze soil samples from the Mars 2020 mission set to launch in July.
If there was ever life on Mars, UNLV researcher Elisabeth “Libby” Hausrath will be one of the first to know.
If there were life on Mars, the UNLV researcher, Elisabeth “Libby” Hausrath, would be one of the first to know. The geoscience professor is one of the 10 scientists chosen by NASA to select and analyze soil samples from the “Mars 2020” mission that will be launched in July.
In the year 2031, a rocket packed with Martian rocks and soil samples will launch from the surface of the Red Planet.
Specializing in the interaction of stone and water, Libby Hausrath, a professor of geology at the University of Nevada's Las Vegas campus (UNLV), was recruited by NASA and will become a member of the Mars exploration team next year.