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Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface,... read more

Liz Hajek Featured on NOVA

11/17/2016 read more

Graduate student serves as scientific expert for Chicxulub crater research


As her plane landed in Germany, Heather Jones felt a wave of anticipation. For the next three weeks, Jones, a doctoral student in geosciences at Penn State, would be lending her scientific expertise... read more

Rick Abegg Receives Penn State Alumni Association Volunteer Award

11/16/2016 read more

GeoPRISMS Office Moves to Penn State


Beginning on Nov. 1, 2016, the GeoPRISMS office has moved to Penn State, under the leadership of professor Demian Saffer as the new Office Chair. GeoPRISMS is a community-led program aimed at... read more