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
UNLV alumna shoots for the stars and lands at NASA and Los Alamos.
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Before you tune into today's Mars landing, read up on UNLV's role in the search for life on the Red Planet.
Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.
Geoscience In The News
One of the fondest dreams and top priorities of space science for years has been to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth to study in the kind of depth possible only in a cutting-edge laboratory.
For years, the United States and China have fought a war over technology, trade and capital markets. Tensions between the world's major economies reached a feverish peak during the term of former President Trump, leading to escalating tariffs and trade restrictions.
One local lawmaker wants to take federally protected land on the eastside of the Las Vegas Valley near Henderson and step up conservation and recreation there to create something akin to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
The Franco-Swiss of Valaisan origin works on Martian meteorites. "I am focusing on the magmatic minerals that we will be able to find in the Jezero crater, where Perseverance landed. The goal is to understand the evolution of the interior of Mars", she explains Tuesday in La Matinale.
Prioritising water governance and ensuring data collection and investment in groundwater use around the world are some of the key issues that need to be addressed with regards to achieving development goals.
Vast amounts of ancient Martian water may have been buried beneath its surface instead of escaping into space, scientists report in the journal Science. The findings, published Tuesday, may help untangle a clash of theories seeking to explain the disappearance of Mars’ water, a resource that was abundant on the planet’s surface billions of years ago.