March 28, 2019
A recent paper led by Prof. Edwin Kite and co-authored by former Dept. member Gaia Stucky de Quay found that intense precipitation-fed runoff was a global phenomenon on Mars for over a billion years. The study has made quite a journalistic splash, featured so far in eight online publications, certainly with more to come.
Congratulations Prof. Kite & Dr. de Quay!
March 06, 2019
Research Specialist Sarah Aarons was interviewed in UChicago News for a recent paper published in AGU Letters! She and her coauthors analyzed ice cores from Taylor Glacier, finding evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during the last interglacial. These results help shed new light on the cascading effects of rapid climate change.
March 04, 2019
Department Ph.D. candidate Megan Mansfield's recent paper on exoplanet HAT-P-11b was just featured in an AAAS Nova article. She and her collaborators used Hubble to study the hot Neptune, discovering that helium was escaping from the planet's atmosphere. HAT-P-11b joins only a handful of exoplanets with recorded atmospheric escape rates. Congratulations, Megan!